Place:Marbury (near Northwich), Cheshire, England

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NameMarbury (near Northwich)
Alt namesMarbury
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.2806°N 2.5269°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1988)
See alsoGreat Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Northwich Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Vale Royal District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
Anderton with Marbury, Cheshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1988
source: Family History Library Catalog


Marbury (near Northwich) was one of the townships of the parish of Great Budworth. Since 1988 it has been combined with Anderton to form the ward of Anderton with Marbury in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester. It had a population of 582 according to the 2001 UK census.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Marbury from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"MARBURY, a township in Great Budworth, Cheshire; on the Grand Trunk canal, near the river Weaver, 1½ mile N of Northwich. Acres: 362. Real property: £743. Population: 17. Houses: 4. The manor belonged, in the time of Henry III., to the Marburys; passed, in 1708, to Earl Rivers; went, by marriage, to the Earl of Barrymore; passed to the Barrys; and, with Marbury Hall, belongs now to A. H. S. Barry, Esq. The hall is a large brick mansion, with stone facings; recently underwent extensive alterations and additions; contains a fine selection of paintings and antique sculptures; and stands in beautiful grounds, which include a lake of 80 acres."

The population was 20 in 1801, 23 in 1851, 61 in 1901, and 720 in 1951. The ancient parish church for the township of Marbury was St. Mary and All Saints in Great Budworth.

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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