Chelford, Cheshire Family History Guide

Chelford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1720 from chapelry in Prestbury Ancient Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1674
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1839

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHELFORD, a township-chapelry in Prestbury parish, Cheshire; on the river Peover, and on the Manchester and Crewe railway, 5 miles ESE of Knutsford. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Congleton. Acres, 290. Real property, £2,318. Pop., 256. Houses, 40. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £100. Patron, J. Dixon, Esq. The church is in the early English style, and has a tower and spire.

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