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Hurdsfield, Cheshire

Historical Description

Hurdsfield, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Prestbury civil parish, Cheshire. The township is suburban to Macclesfield on the NE, and lies on the Macclesfield Canal. Acreage, 900; population of the township, 3725; of the ecclesiastical parish, 4250. Hurdsfield House is the chief residence. The Queen is lady of the manor. A trade in silk and cotton is carried on. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1840. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; gross value, £300 with residence. The church was built in 1839, is in the Pointed style, and was painted and decorated in 1889. Victoria Park, opened in 1894, the gift of Mr Brocklehurst to Macclesfield, is in Hurdsfield. Most of the township is in the borough of Macclesfield.

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 parishPrestbury 
Poor Law unionMacclesfield 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hurdsfield from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Hurdsfield are available from a number of sites:

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.

CountyCheshire East
RegionNorth West
Postal districtSK10
Post TownMacclesfield