Hurdsfield, Cheshire Family History Guide

Hurdsfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1840 from Macclesfield St Michael Ecclesiastical Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1839
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HURDSFIELD, a township and a chapelry in Prestbury parish, Lancashire. The township is suburban to Macclesfield, on the NE; and lies on the Macclesfield canal, adjacent to the Macclesfield railway. Acres, 860. Real property, £10,239. Pop. in 1851, 4,016; in 1861, 3,836. Houses, 911. Hurdsfield House, about 1¼ mile from the centre of Macclesfield, is the seat of John Brocklehurst, Esq. The silk trade is carried on. So many as 130 houses were uninhabited at the census of 1861; and these were additional to the 911 we have noted. The chapelry was constituted in 1840, and is conterminate with the township. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £130. Patron, Hyndman’s Trustees. The church was built in 1839; is in the pointed style; and comprises nave, three aisles, transept, and chancel, with a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel and two national schools.

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