Rainow is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1785 from chapelry in Prestbury Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Harrop.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1765
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1765
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.
- Macclesfield St Peter
- Macclesfield St Paul
- Pott Shrigley
- Macclesfield St Michael
- Macclesfield Forest with Wildboarclough
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
RAINOW, a village, a township-chapelry, and a sub-district, in Cheshire. The village stands 2¾ miles N E of Macclesfield r. station; and is much scattered. The chapelry contains also Harrop hamlet, is in Prestbury parish, and comprises 5,750 acres. Post-town, Macclesfield. Real property, £7,619; of which £86 are in quarries, and £60 in mines. Pop., 1,550. Houses, 331. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £120. Patron, the Vicar of Prestbury. The church is recent; is in the pointed style; and consists of nave, three aisles, and transept, with pinnacled tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £10. The sub-district contains also two other townships of Prestbury parish, and all Taxal parish; and is in Macclesfield district. Acres, 15,995. Pop., 3,478. Houses, 730.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
- 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