The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Cheshire manufacturing town on the Bollin, 15 m. S. of Manchester; has a 13th-century church, and a grammar-school founded by Edward VI.; its staple industry is silk manufactures; there are breweries, and mining and quarrying near.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Macclesfield'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/macclesfield.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.