Place:Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, England

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NameMacclesfield Hundred
TypeHundred
Located inCheshire, England
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The Hundreds of Cheshire, as with other Hundreds in England were the geographic divisions of Cheshire for administrative, military and judicial purposes. They were introduced in Cheshire some time before the Norman conquest.

Image:Cheshire hundreds circa 1868.png

Later on, both the number and names of the hundreds changed by processes of land being lost from Cheshire, and merging or amalgamation of remaining hundreds. Chester was an ancient borough, not linked to any hundred, quite often referred to as a "county of itself".

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hundreds of Cheshire.

Macclesfield Hundred

The hundred was known to have been in existence at least as early as 1242, and it was formed to a great extent from the earlier Domesday hundred of Hamestan. In 1361 Edward, the Black Prince was lord of the hundred, manor and borough of Macclesfield.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Macclesfield Hundred from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"The hundred excludes [Macclesfield] borough; contains nine [ancient] parishes, and parts of two others; and is cut into the two divisions of Prestbury and Stockport. Acres of the [Prestbury division]: 82,058. Population in 1851: 27,804. Houses: 5,221. Acres of the [Stockport division]: 60,960. Population in 1851: 86,719. Houses: 16,160. Population of the whole in 1861: 104,352. Houses: 20,868."

Until 1866 the Hundred of Macclesfield contained only the following eight ancient parishes marked in bold. The Poor Law Amendment Act 1866 provided that the townships contained within these parishes became Civil Parishes in their own right.

Parishes

TownshipDescriptionAncient Parish
Adlington chapelry, civil parish Prestbury
Alderley parish (ancient), civil parish Alderley
Astbury parish (ancient), civil parish Astbury
Birtles township, chapelry, civil parish Prestbury
Bollin Fee township, civil parish Wilmslow
Bollington (near Macclesfield) township, civil parish Prestbury
Bosden hamlet, civil parish Cheadle
Bosley chapelry, civil parish Prestbury
Bramhall township, civil parish Stockport
Bredbury township, civil parish Stockport
Brinnington township, civil parish Stockport
Butley township, civil parish Prestbury
Capesthorne township, chapelry, civil parishPrestbury
Cheadle parish (ancient), civil parish Cheadle
Cheadle Bulkeley township, civil parish Cheadle
Cheadle Moseley (later known as Cheadle Hulme) township, civil parish Cheadle
Chelford chapelry, civil parish Prestbury
Chorley (near Wilmslow) township, civil parish Wilmslow
Compstall (formerly Werneth) township, civil parish Stockport
Disley chapelry, civil parish Stockport
Dukinfield chapelry, civil parish Stockport
Fallibroome township, civil parish Prestbury
Fulshaw township, civil parish Wilmslow
Gawsworth parish (ancient), civil parish Gawsworth
Godley township, civil parish Mottram in Longdendale
Great Warford township, civil parish Alderley
Handforth hamlet, township, civil parish Cheadle
Hattersley township, civil parish Mottram in Longdendale
Henbury cum Pexall township, civil parish Gawsworth and Prestbury
Hollingworth township, civil parish Mottram in Longdendale
Hurdsfield township, civil parish Prestbury
Hyde chapelry, civil parish Stockport
Kettleshulme township, civil parish Prestbury
Lower Withington township, civil parish Prestbury
Lyme Handley township, civil parish Prestbury
Macclesfield township, civil parish Prestbury
Macclesfield Forest township, civil parish Prestbury
Marple chapelry, civil parish Stockport
Marton (near Congleton) chapelry, civil parish Gawsworth and Prestbury
Matley township, civil parish Mottram in Longdendale
Mottram parish (ancient), civil parishMottram in Longdendale
Mottram St. Andrew township, civil parish Prestbury
Nether Alderley township, civil parish Alderley
Newton (near Hyde) township, civil parish Mottram in Longdendale
Newton by Prestbury township, civil parish Prestbury
Norbury (near Stockport) chapelry, civil parish Stockport
North Rode township, civil parish Gawsworth and Prestbury
Northenden parish (ancient), civil parish Northenden
Northen Etchells township, civil parish Northenden and Stockport
Offerton township, civil parish Stockport
Old Withington township, civil parish Prestbury
Over Alderley township, civil parish Alderley
Pott Shrigley chapelry, civil parish Prestbury
Pownall Fee township, civil parish Wilmslow
Poynton chapelry, civil parish Prestbury
Poynton with Worth civil parish Prestbury
Prestbury parish (ancient), civil parish Prestbury
Rainow chapelry, civil parish Prestbury
Romiley chapelry, civil parish Stockport
Rostherne township, parish (ancient), civil parish Rostherne
Siddington township, civil parish Prestbury
Snelson township, civil parish Rostherne
Somerford Booths township, civil parish Astbury
Stayley township, civil parish Mottram in Longdendale
Stockport parish (ancient), civil parish Stockport
Stockport Etchells township, civil parish Stockport
Sutton Lane Ends chapelry, civil parish Prestbury
Taxal parish (ancient), civil parish Taxal
Tintwistle township, civil parish Mottram in Longdendale
Torkington township, civil parish Stockport
Tytherington township, civil parish Prestbury
Upton (near Macclesfield) township, civil parish Prestbury
Wildboarclough township, civil parish Prestbury
Wilmslow parish (ancient), civil parish Wilmslow
Wincle chapelry, civil parish Prestbury
Woodford township, civil parish Prestbury
Worth township, civil parish Prestbury
Yeardsley cum Whaley township, civil parish Taxal

Research Tips

  • Vision of Britain through Time provides a list of the original ancient parishes, townships, and civil parishes (established 1866) making up the hundred.
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