Wilmslow  Cheshire


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

WILMSLOW, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Cheshire. The village stands on the river Bollin and on the Northwestern railway, 6¼ miles SS W of Stockport; and has a post-office‡ under Manchester, and a r. station. The railway crosses the vale of the Bollin here on a viaduct of eleven arches. ...

The parish contains Bollin-Fee, Pownall-Fee, and Fulshaw townships in Altrincham district, and Chorley township in Macclesfield district. Acres, 8,028. Real property, £32,028. Pop. in 1851, 4,952; in 1861, 6,616. Houses, 1,248. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Sir H. De Trafford, Bart., and J. B. Prescott, Esq. There are many good residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £1,050.* Patron, Sir H. De Trafford, Bart. The church was restored and enlarged in 1863, at a cost of £4,000. The p. curacy of Chorley is a separate benefice. A chapel of ease is at Styal: and there are, in different parts, eleven dissenting chapels, two mechanics' institutes, several public schools, and charities £62.—The sub-district excludes Chorley township, but includes two other parishes. Acres, 15,525. Pop., 7,531. Houses, 1,528.

Wilmslow through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 11th May 2021

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