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Ashley, Cheshire

Historical Description

Ashley, a township, a village, and a parish in Cheshire. The township lies near the river Bollin, 2½ miles S of Altrin-cham. It has a station on the Cheshire Lines railway, and a post office under Altrincham; money order and telegraph office, Peel Causeway, 2 miles distant. Acreage, 2263; population of the civil parish, 412; of the ecclesiastical, 616. Ashley Hall, the old manor house, now a farmhouse, is noted as the meeting-place of the Cheshire gentry in 1715, when the casting vote against participation in the Rebellion was given by Mr Assheton, the lord of the manor. Lord Egerton of Tatton is now lord of the manor. The parish was constituted in 1881. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; value, £300. Patron, Lord Egerton of Tatton. The church was erected in 1880.

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 parishBowdon 
Poor Law unionAltrincham 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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 districtWA15
Post TownAltrincham