HOLLINGWORTH, a township, in the parish of Mottram-in-Longden-Dale, union of Ashton-underLyne, hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 11 miles (E. by S.) from Manchester; containing 2012 inhabitants. This place, from a period prior to the Conquest, wholly belonged to the family of Hollingworth, until, some centuries since, it was divided into two manors, one of which, with the old Hall or manor-house, continued in the hands of their descendants till within the last few years: it is now possessed by George Woodhead, Esq. The other manor, with the exception of some large farms which have been sold at different periods, is now the property of Captain Robert de Hollingworth, who, on his return from India, purchased the ancient family estate from the Rev. Daniel Whitle, to whom his grandfather had sold it. Both the Halls have been rebuilt in a handsome style; that which is the seat of Captain de Hollingworth stands on the borders of Hollingworth moor, which abounds with game. Little more than 50 years ago, this was an agricultural district with few inhabitants, but there are now extensive manufactories for cotton-goods, for the printing of calico, and for paper; also a brass and iron foundry. The township comprises 2130 acres, of a clayey and stony soil: the village lies on the Stockport and Sheffield road. Hollingworth House, the residence of John Sidebottom, Esq., beautifully situated; and Etherow House, that of William Sidebottom, Esq.; command fine views.