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Butley, Cheshire

Historical Description

Butley, a village and a township in Prestbury parish, Cheshire, adjacent to Prestbury station on the L. & N.W.R., 3½ miles N of Macclesfield, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Prestbury. Acreage of township, 1811; population, 523. Butley Hall and Bonis Hall are the chief residences. Some of the inhabitants are silk weavers. Roman remains have been found. Newton, who wrote a history of the Saracens, was a native.

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 Butley 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.