Taxal, Cheshire Family History Guide

Other places in the parish include: Whaley with Yeardsley, Yeardsley cum Whaley, Yeardsley cum Whalley, Whaley cum Yeardsley, and Whaley Bridge.

Alternative names: Taxall

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1610
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Christians, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wesleyan Methodist, Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TAXALL, a township and a parish in Macclesfield district, Cheshire. The township lies 1½ mile S by W of Whaley-Bridge r. station, and 7½ NE of Macclesfield. Acres, 3,718. Real property, £2,014. Pop., 277. Houses, 56. The manor belongs to F. Jodrell, Esq. Erwood Hall is the seat of S. Grimshaw, Esq. The parish includes Whaley-with-Yeardsley township, containing Whaley-Bridge, which has a post-office under Stockport. Acres of the parish, 5,038. Pop. in 1851, 898; in 1861, 1,329. Houses, 268. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £312. Patron, the Rev. J. G. Slight. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1825. There are a Baptist chapel, and charities £17.

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