Northenden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.
Other places in the parish include: Northern Etchells, Etchells, and Northen Etchells.
Alternative names: Northen, Northern
Parish church: St. Wilfrid
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1563
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
- Ashton upon Mersey
- Didsbury, Lancashire
- Chorlton cum Hardy, Lancashire
- Stockport St Thomas
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
NORTHEN, or Northenden, a village, a township, and a parish, in Altrincham district, Cheshire. The village stands on the river Mersey, at the boundary with Lancashire; adjacent to the Cheshire Midland railway, 4¼ miles W of Stockport; is a scattered place; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post-office under Manchester. The township comprises 1,434 acres. Real property, £4,820. Pop., 709. Houses, 155. The parish contains also the township of Etchells, and comprises 3,716 acres. Real property, £13,852. Pop. in 1851, 1,359; in 1861, 1,430. Houses, 308. The manor, with Wythenshawe Hall, belongs to T. W. Tatton, Esq. The Hall is an ancient mansion, was garrisoned for the King in the civil wars of Charles I., and was captured by the parliamentarian troops in Feb. 1643. Ravenswood is the residence of J. Johnson, Esq.; Rosehill, of E. W. Watkin, Esq.; and Holly House, of J. M. Leigh, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £406. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church is an early English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and low tower; and contains some tablets to the Tattons. There are an endowed national school with £23 a year, and charities £19.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
NORTHEN, or Northenden (St. Wilfrid), a parish, in the union of Altrincham, hundred of Macclesfield, North division of the county of Chester; containing, with the tything of Northen-Etchells, 1386 inhabitants, of whom 659 are in the township of Northen, 7 miles (S.) from Manchester. This place once belonged to the Tatton family, whose ancient Hall, during the reign of Charles I., was garrisoned for the king, and besieged and ultimately taken by the parliamentarians; the remains exhibit features of very great antiquity. The parish is situated on the river Mersey, and comprises 3386 acres, of which 1165 are in the township of Northen; the whole is in a high state of cultivation. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £10. 7. 6.; net income, £406; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The tithes of Northen township have been commuted for £177, and the glebe consists of 42 acres. The church, originally a fine specimen of Norman architecture, of which it retains many beautiful details, has been much disfigured by alterations, and is now principally in the later English style; it has an enriched wooden screen.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851
Etchells, a township, partly in the parish of Northen and partly in that of Stockport, co.-palatine of Chester; 4 miles west-south-west of Stockport. Tithes commuted in 1839; aggregate amount £135 6s. 9d. Acres 4,120. Houses 245. A.P. £6,421. Pop., in 1801, 1,269; in 1831, 1,443. Poor rates, in 1838, £273 3s.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
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- County: Cheshire
- Civil Registration District: Altrincham
- 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: Altrincham
- Hundred: Macclesfield
- Province: York