Place:Chorlton (near Nantwich), Cheshire, England

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NameChorlton (near Nantwich)
Alt namesBetleysource: village in parish
Chorlton
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.05°N 2.407°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoWybunbury, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Nantwich Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Nantwich Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Crewe and Nantwich District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire East District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Chorlton (near Nantwich) is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village lies 4 miles to the southeast of Crewe. Nearby villages include Betley, Hough in Wybunbury, Shavington, Weston by Crewe and Wybunbury. The Crewe to Stafford railway line runs north to south through the parish.

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 113.

GENUKI provides the following information

Chorlton was a township in Wybunbury ancient parish in Nantwich Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The ancient parish church for the township of Chorlton was St. Chad's in Wybunbury. The district church for Chorlton from 1840 was All Saints in Weston by Crewe. Chorlton had a Wesleyan Methodist chapel.


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.


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