Mere, a township, with a village, in Rostherne parish, Cheshire, 2¼ miles NW of Knutsford. It has a post and telegraph office under Knutsford; money order office, High Legh. Acreage, 2454 of land and 65 of water; population, 401. The township includes Hoc Green and Hulse Heath. Mere Hall is a fine edifice in the Tudor style, and stands amid richly ornate grounds. A lake of about 50 acres is in front of the mansion, and gave origin to the name Mere.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Mere from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Mere are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:
The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.