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Wildboarclough, Cheshire East

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Wildboarclough, Cheshire East

Wildboarclough is a village in east Cheshire, England, in the civil parish of Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough within the Peak District National Park. It is famed as being the place where the last wild boar in England was killed. However this is a myth. Bilsborough states that the name arises from the rapid rise in levels of the Clough Brook after a heavy fall of rain, but Mills gives it as a deep valley (i.e. a clough) frequented by wild boar.
DistrictCheshire East
Administrative CountyCheshire East
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ9868
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West

Other names by which Wildboarclough, Cheshire East has been known in the past

Wildboar Clough

Wildboarclough, Cheshire East in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wildboar Clough, township, Prestbury par., Cheshire, 6 miles SE. of Macclesfield, 5040 ac., pop. 227.

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