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Wildboarclough, Cheshire

Historical Description

Wildboarclough, a township in Prestbury parish, Cheshire, 6 miles SE of Macclesfield. Acreage, 5066; population, 220. The township is ecclesiastically connected with Macclesfield Forest. A large portion of the surface is moorland. Shutlingslow is a hill 1658 feet above the level of the sea. There are stone quarries and a mission room. Crag Hall is the chief residence.

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 Wildboarclough 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

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyCheshire East
RegionNorth West
Postal districtSK11
Post TownMacclesfield