Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Macclesfield. You may be able to find further references to Macclesfield in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Macclesfield hundred Bartholomew
MACCLESFIELD a town, a township, four chapelries, two sub-districts, a district, and a hundre Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Macclesfield.

Place Type of entry Source
Macclesfield Forest township Bartholomew
MACCLESFIELD FOREST a township-chapelry Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Macclesfield within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Adams On Tramp 4
William Camden Shropshire and Cheshire 2
William Adams Tramp Life 1
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 1
John Wesley 1781-4: An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland; Scotland 1
Thomas Pennant Wybunbury to Darlaston 1
Thomas Pennant June 26-July 3: Cheshire to the East Riding 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Prestbury 0 2
Upton 0 2
Tytherington 0 2
Hurdsfield 0 2
Fallibroome 0 2
Henbury 0 2
Bollington 0 2
Sutton 0 2
Gawsworth 0 2
Birtles 0 2
Over Alderley 0 1
Butley 0 2
Rainow 0 2
Mottram St Andrew 0 2
Macclesfield Forest 0 2
Adlington 0 2
Siddington 0 2
Pott Shrigley 0 2
Capesthorne 0 2
North Rode 0 3