Prestbury  Cheshire


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

PRESTBURY, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Macclesfield district, Cheshire. The village stands on the river Bollin, near the Manchester and Macclesfield railway, 2¼ miles N N W of Macclesfield; is a neat place; and has a station on the railway, a post-office‡ under Macclesfield, and fairs on 28 April and 22 Oct. ...

The township comprises 620 acres. Real property, £2,017. Pop., 358. Houses, 76. The manor belongs to R. B. Legh, Esq. P. Hall is the residence of R. Andrew, Esq. The parish contains also the townships of Worth, Poynton, Wood ford, Newton, Adlington, Butley, Mottram, St. Andrew, Fallybroom, Upton, Tytherington, Hurdsfield, Bollington, Pott-Shrigley, Lyme-Handley, Kettleshulme, Rainow, Macclesfield, Macclesfield-Forest, Sutton, Wildboarclough, Wincle, Bosley, North Rode, Marton, Siddington, Henbury-with-Pexhall, Birtles, Capesthorne, Chelford, Lower Withington, and Old Withington; and is ecclesiastically cut into the sections of Prestbury, Macclesfield, M.-Christchurch, M., St. Paul, M., St. Peter, Macclesfield-Forest, Bollington, Bosley, Capesthorne, Chelford, Henbury, Hurdsfield, Marton, Poynton, Pott-Shrigley, Rainow, North Rode, Saltersford-cum-Kettleshulme, Siddington, Sutton, St. George, Sutton, St. James, Wincle, and Wood ford. Acres, 61, 901. Pop. in 1851, 58, 681; in 1861, 55, 680. Houses, 12, 315. The living of Prestbury is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £500.* Patron,R. B. Legh, Esq. The church is ancient, of various dates; underwent greatimprovements in 1857; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with lofty tower; and contains a piscina and manyfine mural monuments. The churchyard contains anancient mortuary chapel, with a Norman door. There are an endowed school, and charities £40. The otherlivings, and matters connected with them, are noticed in the articles on their own several localities.—The sub-district contains only ten townships. Acres, 12, 647. Pop., 5, 197. Houses, 1,032.

Prestbury through time

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

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


Date accessed: 20th April 2021

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