a market town in NW England, in Cheshire: former centre of the silk industry; pharmaceuticals, services. Pop: 50 688 (2001)

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Historical Examples of macclesfield

  • 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.


    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.

  • I have two discourses to deliver, one at Macclesfield on the 30th inst.

    Lord Randolph Churchill

    Winston Spencer Churchill