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a market town in NW England, in Cheshire: former centre of the silk industry; pharmaceuticals, services. Pop: 50 688 (2001)
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  • We are indebted to Mr. Alfred Burton for a drawing of the macclesfield brank.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews
  • The pure administration of justice dates from the deposition of macclesfield.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • It was built about 1681, and was called after Gerard, Earl of macclesfield.

    The Strand District Sir Walter Besant
  • It was the 6th April ere she passed the macclesfield Bank in latitude 16.

    Sea Stories Various
  • I have two discourses to deliver, one at macclesfield on the 30th inst.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • Drawings were made from them, which you may see in the Free Library of macclesfield.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • There was also an iron strait-jacket at macclesfield for drunkards and lunatics.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • macclesfield, you will remember, was a borough in very early times.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • The bishop was educated at the Grammar School of macclesfield.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • The manufacture of broad silk was established at macclesfield in 1790.

    Women in Modern Industry

    B. L. Hutchins

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