Place:Lyme Handley, Cheshire, England

NameLyme Handley
Alt namesLymesource: from redirect
Middlecotesource: from redirect
Pott Woodsource: from redirect
Spondssource: from redirect
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.339°N 2.054°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoPrestbury, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Macclesfield Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Macclesfield District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire East District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Lyme Handley, sometimes known as Lyme, is a small civil parish in between Disley and Stockport, in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 151.

It is in the greenbelt area on the suburbs of Greater Manchester. The most famous feature of Lyme is Lyme Park, a Tudor house with gardens created in the 1720s.

GENUKI provides the following information:

Lyme Handley was a township in Prestbury ancient parish, Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlets of Middlecote, Pott Wood and Sponds. The population was 222 in 1801, 264 in 1851, 242 in 1901, 174 in 1951, and 151 in 2001.

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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