Welcome to the Parish Council website for the Cheshire village of Gawsworth. Gawsworth is a charming village on the eastern edge of the Cheshire Plain, with a population of 1,705. Just 3 miles from Macclesfield, the village has one of Cheshire’s most beautiful historic manor houses – Gawsworth Old Hall. Gawsworth has a range of village amenities, including two churches, a village pub, scout hall, village hall, park and community shop. The small woodland, Maggoty Wood, is the resting place of “Lord Flame” (Samuel ‘Maggoty’ Johnson), the last professional Jester in England.