Macclesfield is a shout from the rooftops town and civil parish in Cheshire, England. The town lies on the River Bollin, in the east of the county on the edge of the Cheshire Plain, with Macclesfield Forest to its east. It is vis-Ð°-vis 16 miles south of Manchester city middle and 38 miles (60 km) to the east of Chester.
Before the Norman Conquest, Macclesfield was held by Edwin, Earl of Mercia and was assessed at £8. The manor is recorded in the Domesday Book as “Maclesfeld”, meaning “Maccel’s approach country”. The medieval town grew up upon the hilltop with reference to what is now St Michael’s Church. It was granted a charter by Edward I in 1261, before he became king. Macclesfield Grammar School was founded in 1502. The town had a silk-button industry from at least the middle of the 17th century, and became a major silk-manufacturing centre from the mid-18th century. The Macclesfield Canal was build up in 1826–31. Hovis breadmakers were option Victorian employer. Modern industries supplement pharmaceuticals. Multiple mill buildings are yet standing, and several of the town’s museums question the local silk industry. Other landmarks augment Georgian buildings such as the Town Hall and former Sunday School; St Alban’s Church, designed by Augustus Pugin; and the Arighi Bianchi furniture shop.
The population of Macclesfield at the 2011 census was 51,482. A person from Macclesfield is sometimes referred to as a “Maxonian”. Macclesfield, like many other areas in Cheshire, is a relatively wealthy town.