Place:Castle Northwich, Cheshire, England

NameCastle Northwich
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.256°N 2.524°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1894)
See alsoGreat Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Northwich, Cheshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1894
source: Family History Library Catalog

Castle Northwith was a township in the Witton chapelry of Great Budworth ancient parish in the Eddisbury Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The civil parish was abolished in 1894 to become part of Northwich. The population was 385 in 1801, 1135 in 1851, and 2345 in 1901. (Source: GENUKI)

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.