Place:Taxal, Cheshire, England

Alt namesTaxallsource: from redirect
Goyts Cloughsource: hamlet in parish
Normanwoodsource: hamlet in parish
Overton in Taxalsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.315°N 1.992°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1936)
Also located inDerbyshire, England     (1936 - )
See alsoStockport, 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 1894-1936
Hartington Upper Quarter, Derbyshire, Englandparish to which part was transferred in 1936
Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, Englandparish to which part was transferred in 1936
Wildboarclough, Cheshire, Englandparish to which a small part was transferred in 1936
source: Family History Library Catalog

GENUKI provides the following information

Taxal was a township in Stockport ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. Part of the parish was located in Derbyshire. The parish was located in Macclesfield Rural District from 1894 to 1936. It included the hamlets of Goyts Clough, Normanwood and Overton in Taxal, and Fernilee in Derbyshire.

The ancient parish church was originally dedicated to St. Leonard and then to St. James. [no dates given] There was another Anglican church in Fernilee after 1883. The population was 160 in 1801, 205 in 1851, and 342 in 1901.

The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of the parishes of Hartington Upper Quarter and Whaley Bridge and the parish of Wildboarclough in Cheshire.

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.