Capesthorne

CAPESTHORNE, a chapelry, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 6 miles (N. by W.) from Congleton; containing 95 inhabitants. This place is the principal residence of the oldest, and now the only, branch of the Davenport family; it comprises by computation 800 acres, 600 of which are meadow and pasture, and 100 arable. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £76; patron and impropriator, E. D. Davenport, Esq. The chapel, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was erected by Mr. Ward, of Capesthorne, about the year 1726, in the Grecian style.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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