Hurdsfield  Cheshire


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

HURDSFIELD, a township and a chapelry in Prestbury parish, Lancashire. The township is suburban to Macclesfield, on the NE; and lies on the Macclesfield canal, adjacent to the Macclesfield railway. Acres, 860. Real property, £10, 239. Pop. in 1 851, 4, 016; in 1861, 3, 836. Houses, 911. Hurdsfield House, about 1¼ mile from the centre of Macclesfield, is the seat of John Brocklehurst, Esq. ...

The silk trade is carried on. So many as 130 houses were uninhabited at the census of 1861; and these were additional to the 911 we have noted.—The chapelry was constituted in 1840, and is conterminate with the township. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £130.* Patron, Hyndman's Trustees. The church was built in 1839; is in the pointed style; and comprises nave, three aisles, transept, and chancel, with a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel and two national schools.

Hurdsfield through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th October 2021

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