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Rostherne  Cheshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Rostherne like this:

ROSTHERNE, a village and a township in Altrincham district, and a parish partly also in Macclesfield district, Cheshire. The village stands 3½ miles N of Knutsford r. station, and has a post-office under Knutsford. The township comprises 1, 512 acres. Real property, £2, 679. Pop., 393. ...


Houses, 80. The parish contains also the townships of Tatton, Marthall, Mere, Peover-Superior, Tabley-Superior, Millington, High Leigh, Snelson, and part of Agden. Acres, 19,096. Pop. in 1851, 4, 190; in 1861, 4,058. Houses, 758. R. township belongs to Lord Egerton; Bollington, to the Earl of Stamford; Agden, to Sir J. L. N. Chetwode, Bart.; Mere, chieflyto T. J. L. Brooke, Esq.; and High Leigh, to Lord Egerton, E. Leigh, Esq., and G.Legh, Esq. Tatton H all is the seat of Lord Egerton; Rostherne New Hall, of the Hon. W. Egerton; Agden Hall, of T. S. Bazley, Esq.; Mere New Hall, of T. J. L. Brooke, Esq.; High Leigh Hall, of G.Legh, Esq.; and West Hall, of Major E. Leigh. Rostherne mere is a lake of 118 acres. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelries of Bollington and Hoo-Green, in the diocese of Chester. Value, £325.* Patron, Lord Egerton. The church is debasedlater English; consists of nave, aisles, side-chapels, and chancel, with porch and pinnacled tower; and containsmonuments of the Egertons. The p. curacies of Marthall, High Leigh, and Over-Tabley, and the chaplaincy of High Leigh, are separate benefices. Chapels of ease are at Bollington and Hoo-Green; and chapels for Independents, Baptists, and Wesleyans, are in Millington. There are several public schools, and charities £102. Martin-dale, an ejected minister, was vicar.

Rostherne through time

Rostherne is now part of Macclesfield district. Click here for graphs and data of how Macclesfield has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Rostherne itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rostherne, in Macclesfield and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3697

Date accessed: 19th December 2018


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