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.
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 Wildboarclough from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Wildboar-Clough)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Wildboarclough 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.