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Micklehurst, Cheshire

Historical Description

Micklehurst, a village in Mottram parish, Cheshire, near the boundary with Lancashire and Yorkshire, 1 mile E of Mossley, and 3 miles NNE of Staleybridge. It has a station on the L. & N.W.R., and a post office under Manchester; money order and telegraph office, Mossley. It occupies a pleasant situation among the hills, is well built, has large cotton and woollen mills, and forms part of Mossley municipal borough. There are the remains of an ancient fortification, called Bucton Castle, on an acclivity overlooking the village.

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 parishMottram in Longendale 
Poor Law unionAshton-under-Lyne 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Micklehurst from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionNorth West
Postal districtOL5
Post TownAshton-Under-Lyne