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Mere, Cheshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishRosthern 
Poor Law unionAltrincham 

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:

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 districtWA16
Post TownKnutsford