|OS National Grid||SJ9173|
|Residents||52,044 (as of 2011)|
|surface||13 km² (5.02 mi² )|
|Population density:||4003 inhabitants per km²|
|ZIP code section||SK10, SK11|
|Part of the country||England|
|region||North West England|
|Unitary authority||Cheshire East|
Macclesfield has 52,044 inhabitants (as of 2011) and is one of the ten British cities with the wealthiest inhabitants.
In the Domesday Book the place is mentioned as Maclesfeld and in 1183 as Makeslesfeld .
The A Roads A523 (Meadowside near Ashbourne (Derbyshire) - Hazel Grove) and A537 (Cat and Fiddle Inn - Knutsford ) run through town . The section of the latter east of Macclesfield is part of the scenic Cat and Fiddle Road . In the city area branch off from the A523 to the A536 to Congleton and from the A537 to the A538 to Altrincham . The A537 and B5470 to Chapel-en-le-Frith are the only road links east from Macclesfield.
The Silk Museum sheds light on the history of silk manufacture in the city.
The West Park Museum goes back to an idea by Marianne Brocklehurst and was built in 1897/98. She came from a local family of wealthy silk manufacturers and was thus able to afford several trips to Egypt between 1873 and 1891 . She brought back numerous items from her travels, some of which are on display at the West Park Museum. One of the most valuable objects she has acquired from a cultural and historical point of view is the Egyptian book of the dead of a man named Baksu from the time of Amenhotep II , now also known as the Brocklehurst papyrus , which is kept in the August Kestner Museum. The West Park Museum also exhibits animal paintings and a stuffed giant panda that was shot in China by a relative of Mrs. Brocklehurst's.
The local football club Macclesfield Town rose from the fifth English professional league Conference National to the third professional league Football League One . However, this was followed by another descent to the fifth English professional league. The club has been based at the Moss Rose Stadium on London Road since 1891 .
sons and daughters of the town
- Phyllis Nicolson (1917–1968), mathematician
- John Mayall (* 1933), blues musician
- Guy Edwards (born 1942), racing car driver
- Stephen Morris (* 1957), drummer for the music groups Joy Division and New Order
- Jonathan Agnew (* 1960), cricketer and commentator
- Mr. Methane (* 1966), art fart
- David Shrigley (born 1968), artist
- Mr. Scruff (* 1972), DJ and musician
- Sarah Burton (* 1974), fashion designer
- Ben Ainslie (* 1977), sailor, three-time Olympic gold medalist
- Yvette Grice (* 1980), triathlete and Ironman winner
- Peter Crouch (* 1981), football player
- Helen Marten (* 1985), visual artist and 2016 Turner Prize winner
- Ben Amos (* 1990), football player
Personalities who have worked in the place
- Ian Curtis (1956–1980), singer, guitarist and songwriter for Joy Division
- UK Census Data: Cheshire East. (Sum of the values of the seven Wards Central, Tytherington, West and Ivy, South, North, Broken Cross and Hurdsfield). In: ukcensusdata.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015 .
- Town flying high. In: menmedia.co.uk. Macclesfield Express, April 22, 2009, accessed November 11, 2015 .
- Irmtraut Munro : The Book of the Dead of Bak-su (pKM 1970.37 / pBrocklehurst) from the time of Amenhotep II, 1995
- Edward Morris: Public Art Collections in North-west England, 2001, p. 113
- Duncan Adams (Author), Henning Trolsen (Translator): The Football Grounds of England & Wales: A Stadium Guide. German edition 2007. ISBN 978-3980906456
- Entry about the twin town Macclesfield on the homepage of the town of Eckernförde.Retrieved on April 20, 2019, 6:35 pm