Place:Macclesfield Forest, Cheshire, England

NameMacclesfield Forest
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.238°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 1974-1981
Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, Cheshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1981
source: Family History Library Catalog

GENUKI provides the following information about its administrative history:

Macclesfield Forest was a township and chapelry in Prestbury ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 215 in 1801, 269 in 1851, 172 in 1901, and 122 in 1951.

The civil parish was abolished in 1981 to become part of the new parish of Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Macclesfield Forest is an area of woodland, predominantly conifer plantation, located around 3 mi (5 km) south east of Macclesfield in the civil parish of Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough, in Cheshire, England. The existing woodland is the last substantial remnant of the Royal Forest of Macclesfield, a once-extensive ancient hunting reserve. Macclesfield Forest lies on the western edge of the Peak District, within the South West Peak, and is partly inside the boundary of the National Park. The hills of Tegg's Nose and Shutlingsloe stand to the north west and south east, respectively; the moorland of High Moor lies to the south and the Goyt Valley lies to the west. Nearby villages include Langley and Wildboarclough.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Macclesfield Forest.

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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