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Woodford, Cheshire

Historical Description

Woodford, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Prestbury parish, Cheshire. The village is 1½ mile S of Bramhall station on the L. & N.W.R., and 5 miles S by W of Stockport. Post town, Stockport; money order office, Bramhall; telegraph office, Handforth. The township comprises 1464 acres; population, 332. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1873. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester; gross value, £136 with residence. The church, built in 1841, was restored in 1871.

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 Woodford from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Woodford 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.

RegionNorth West
Postal districtSK7
Post TownStockport