Wincle, Cheshire Family History Guide

Wincle is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1725 from chapelry in Prestbury Ancient Parish.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1803
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1813

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WINCLE, a township and a chapelry in Prestbury parish, Cheshire; 2¾ miles ENE of Boslay r. station, and 5¼ SSE of Macclesfield. Post town, Macclesfield. Acres, 1,980. Real property, £3,120. Pop., 343. Houses, 70. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £116. Patron, the Vicar of Prestbury. The church was mainly built in 1647, but has a very ancient chancel. There is a parochial school, rebuilt in 1865.

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