Pott Shrigley, Cheshire Family History Guide

Pott Shrigley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1719 from chapelry in Prestbury Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Downes

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1630
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1679

Nonconformists include: Methodist New Connexion

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

POTT-SHRIGLEY, a township-chapelry, with a village, in Prestbury parish, Cheshire; on the Macclesfieldcanal, 2 miles E by S of Adlington r. station, and 4 NNE of Macclesfield. Post-town, Bollington, under Macclesfield. Acres, 1,719. Real property, £2.833: of which £480 are in mines. Pop., 450. Houses, 86. Shrigley Hall is the seat of the Rev. Dr. Lowther: and Pott Hall, of G. Swindells, Esq. There is a fire-brick and chimney-pipe manufactory. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £100. Patron, Miss Turner, The church is old but good; consists of nave, three aisles, transept, and chancel, with embattled tower; and contains mural monuments of the Downes family. Charities, £10.

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