Place:Wardle, Cheshire, England

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NameWardle
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.11°N 2.583°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoEddisbury (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was once situated
Nantwich Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1937
Crewe Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1937-1974
Nantwich Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Crewe and Nantwich (borough), Cheshire, Englanddistrict in which it was located 1974-2009
Cheshire East, Cheshire, Englandunitary authority in which it is located since 2009
Bunbury, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which the township was located until 1866
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Wardle 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 north west of Nantwich. Nearby villages include Barbridge, Calveley and Haughton. The Shropshire Union Canal and the A51 run side by side across the parish from the north west to the south east. The Barbridge Junction of the canal lies towards the south of the parish, and the Middlewich branch runs east–west through it. According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 181.

Until 1866 Wardle was a township in the ancient parish of Bunbury. There is a sketchmap of the ancient parish on the Bunbury page. The population of Wardle was 115 in 1801, 178 in 1851, 193 in 1901, and 285 in 1951. (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.
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