Tintwistle, Cheshire Family History Guide

Tintwistle is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1840 from Mottram in Longendale Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Hollingworth, Micklehurst, and Arnfield.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1837
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1837

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Methodist New Connexion, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Penistone, Yorkshire
  • Woodhead
  • Upperthong, Yorkshire
  • Glossop, Derbyshire
  • Friezeland
  • Mottram in Longendale
  • Holmfirth, Yorkshire
  • Saddleworth, Yorkshire

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TINTWISTLE, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Mottram parish, Cheshire. The village stands 1 mile NW of Hadfield r. station, and 5 E of Staleybridge: occupies a bold acclivity, rising from the river Etherow, and commanding a fine view; and has a post-office under Manchester. The township includes Arnfield hamlet: includes also, for poor-rate purposes, Micklehurst hamlet; and, with M., comprises 14,120 acres. Real property, £8,746; of which £40 are in quarries. Pop., exclusive of Micklehurst, in 1851, 3,027; in 1861, 1,691. Houses, 339. The decrease of pop. was caused partly by the removal of workmen on the Manchester waterworks and on the Manchester and Sheffield railway, and partly by the conversion of two cloth-weaving establishments into spinning-mills. The waterworks have reservoirs with capacity for 3,491,000,000 gallons. The chapelry was constituted in 1838. Pop. in 1861, 3,585. Houses, 733. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £150. Patrons, Trustees. The church was built in 1837. There are Independent and Wesleyan chapels, a young men’s institute, and national and British schools.

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: Ashton under Lyne
  • 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: Ashton Under Lyne
  • Hundred: Macclesfield
  • Province: York