Woodhead, Cheshire Family History Guide

Woodhead is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1724 from Mottram in Longendale Ancient Parish.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1782
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1816

Nonconformists include: Calvinistic Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOODHEAD, a chapelry, with a r. station, in Mottram-in-Longendale parish, Cheshire; on the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 5 miles NE of Glossop. Post town. Tintwistle, under Manchester. Pop., 254. The property is all in one estate. Reservoirs of the Manchester water-works are here, with an aggregate area of 401 acres. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £102. Patron, J. Tollemache, Esq. The church is plain.

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