Northenden, Cheshire Family History Guide

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:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1563
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

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].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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