Chelford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1720 from chapelry in Prestbury Ancient Parish.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1674
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1839
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].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
CHELFORD, a chapelry, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 5 miles (S. E. by E.) from Knutsford; containing, with the township of Old Withington, 392 inhabitants, of whom 201 are in Chelford township. This township comprises 1161a. 34p., of which about a fourth is arable land, of a level surface, and a sandy soil. It lies on the Knutsford and Macclesfield road, and five roads meet in the village. The Birtles and Henbury brooks unite immediately below the chapel, forming in Astle Park a fine sheet of water, which empties itself into a brook called Peover-leve. Here is a station on the Manchester and Birmingham railway. Astle Park is the seat of J. Dixon, Esq. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £128; patron and impropriator, Mr. Dixon: there is a glebe-house, with 11½ acres of glebe; and in Newton, near Middlewich, are also 30 acres. The chapel, rebuilt in 1776, is a plain edifice. In 1754, John Parker, Esq., erected a school, and endowed it with £50, to which Thomas Moss and Samuel Brook added each £100.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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Bishop’s transcripts for Prestbury, Chelford, Adlingron, Saltersford-cum-Kettleshulme, 1596-1858 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Prestbury (Cheshire); Church of England. Chapelry of Chelford (Cheshire); Church of England. Chapelry of Adlington (Lancashire); Church of England. Chapelry of Saltersford-cum-Kettleshulme (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office
Chelford burials, 1748-1776, Chelford baptisms, 1777-1794, Adlington baptisms, 1777-1794, Prestbury baptisms, 1777-1782 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Prestbury (Cheshire); Norman, Bertram William Tuff, 1880-1959
Parish registers for Prestbury, 1560-1990 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Prestbury (Cheshire); Church of England. Chapelry of Chelford (Cheshire); Church of England. Chapelry of Saltersford-cum-Kettleshulme (Cheshire); Cheshire Record Office
- 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