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  1. a town in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.
    • 1863, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages in England, Twenty fourth Annual Report of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages in England[1], page xxxi:
      The township of Bollington (Macclesfield) has been very unhealthy the whole year. There were 50 deaths in it this quarter, 22 of which were from typhus and scarlatina.
    • 1808, Sir Henry Holland, Board of Agriculture and General Improvement, “Minerals”, in General view of the agriculture of Cheshire: with observations drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement[2], page 14:
      Collieries are established in the townships of Hurdsfield, Rainow, Bollington, Adlington, Pott- Shrigley, Lyme, Worth, Poynton, and Norbury