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Hale, Cheshire

Historical Description

Hale, a township in Bowden parish, Cheshire, near the river Bollin, 2 miles SE of Altrincham. It has a post office tinder Altrincham; money order and telegraph office, Peel Causeway. Acreage, 3724; population, 3114. The parish of Kingway includes a large portion of the township of Hale. The benefice is in the gift of Lord Egerton of Tatton, who erected a new church on the site of the old one in 1894. There is also a chapel of ease at Hale Barns, a hamlet in Hale township. There are Wesleyan and Unitarian chapels. Hale, Cornwall. See HAYLE. Hale, Cumberland. See HAILE. Hale, a parish in Hants, on the river Avon, about 2 miles from Breamore station on the L. & S.W.R. and 3½ NNE of Fordingbridge. Post town, Salisbury; money order office, Downton; telegraph office, Breamore station. Acreage, 1378; population of the civil parish, 154; of the ecclesiastical, 184. Part of the surface is richly wooded, and part consists of elevated downs. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester, with South Charford annexed; gross value, £'200 with residence. The church is small, and stands in the park of Hale House. The manor belongs to the Goff family.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Civil parishBowdon 
Poor Law unionAltrincham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hale from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionNorth West
Postal districtL24
Post TownLiverpool