Bosley, Cheshire Family History Guide

Bosley is a chapelry of Prestbury Ancient Parish in Cheshire.

Alternative names: Bosly

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1728
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1615

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Buglawton
  • Wincle
  • Sutton
  • Gawsworth
  • Leek, Staffordshire
  • North Rode

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BOSLEY, a township-chapelry in Prestbury parish, Cheshire; adjacent to the Macclesfield canal and the North Stafford railway, 6 ½ miles S by W of Macclesfield. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Congleton. Acres, 3,180. Real property, £3,351. Pop., 461. Houses, 94. There is a large reservoir connected with the Macclesfield canal. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £110. Patron, the Vicar of Prestbury. The church was recently rebuilt.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Macclesfield
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Macclesfield
  • Poor Law Union: Macclesfield
  • Hundred: Macclesfield
  • Province: York