Coordinates: Astbury was one of the eight ancient parishes of the Macclesfield Hundred of Cheshire, England. It included two chapelries and ten townships. The chapelry of Congleton was an ancient borough and became a municipal borough in 1835. Under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1886 the townships and chapelries became civil parishes in their own right. Nine of the townships became part of Congleton Rural District in 1894. whereas Eaton became part of Macclesfield Rural District. At the same time, the Chapelry of Buglawton was made an Urban Sanitary District before being abolished in 1936. On its abolition 2,865 acres (11.59 km2) were transferred to Congleton, 32 acres (130,000 m2) to Eaton and 14 acres (57,000 m2) to North Rode.
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