Alderley Edge  Cheshire


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

ALDERLEY, a parish and a subdistrict in the district of Macclesfield, Cheshire. The parish lies on an affluent of the river Bollin, and on the Manchester and Birmingham railway, 7 miles SSW of Stockport. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Congleton; and it includes the townships of Nether Alderley, Over Alderley, and Great Warford. ...

Acres in Nether Alderley, 2,755. Real property, £8,708. Pop., 617. Houses, 105. Acres in Over Alderley, 2,146. Real property, £3,388. Pop., 421. Houses, 77. Acres in the parish, 6,173. Real property, £14,931. Pop., 1,418. Houses, 257. The property is subdivided. Alderley Edge has a height of 360 feet, commands an extensive view, and yields excellent sandstone. Alderley Park is the seat of Lord Stanley of Alderley, and has fine grounds. Numerous neat residences have recently been built on Alderley Edge; and excursion trains run to it in summer from Manchester. Copper ore is worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £750.* Patron, Lord Stanley of Alderley. The church is good; and there are a Baptist chapel and a Wesleyan,-the latter a Gothic edifice of 1863. Charities, £21.- The subdistrict includes also parts of three other parishes. Acres, 13,559. Pop., 4,526. Houses, 798.

Alderley Edge through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th September 2019

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