Place:Somerford Booths, Cheshire, England

NameSomerford Booths
Alt namesWornish Nooksource: from redirect
Newsbanksource: from redirect
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.183°N 2.25°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoAstbury, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Congleton Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Congleton 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

Somerford Booths is a small civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. In the UK census of 2001 it was recorded as having a population of 175. The civil parish holds a parish council meeting under a grouping scheme with the civil parish of Hulme Walfield, and so it is consequently called Hulme Walfield & Somerford Booths Parish Council. The parish is small and now consists of scattered farms and small groupings of houses, including the hamlets of Newsbank and Wornish Nook.

Somerford Booths was a township in Astbury ancient parish which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 250 in 1801, 274 in 1851, 195 in 1901 and 160 in 1951. (Source: GENUKI) which states Somerford Booths was part of Northwich Hundred.

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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