Macclesfield (măkˈəlzfēld) [key], town (1991 pop. 46,832), Cheshire East, W England. Silk manufacture, of which Macclesfield is the principal center in England, was introduced in the town in 1756. Other manufactures are clothing, shoes, electrical appliances, and paper. The Church of St. Michael dates from 1278 and the grammar school from the beginning of the 16th cent. Macclesfield Forest is a moorland east of the town.
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