Place:Willaston (near Nantwich), Cheshire, England

NameWillaston (near Nantwich)
Alt namesWillaston
Blakelowsource: hamlet in parish
Cheerbrooksource: hamlet in parish
Moorfieldssource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.082°N 2.479°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

Willaston (near Nantwich) is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, in northwest England. It has a population of 2,277 people according to the 2001 census. It is approximately three miles west of Crewe town centre and two miles east of Nantwich town centre.

GENUKI provides the following information

Willaston was a township in the ancient parishes of Wybunbury and Nantwich in Nantwich Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866.

The township includes the hamlet of Blakelow, and parts of the hamlets of Cheerbrook and Moorfields. The population was 209 in 1801, 349 in 1851, 2,400 in 1901 and 1,882 in 1951.

The ancient parish church for the greater part of the township of Willaston was St. Chad's in Wybunbury. For the remainder it was St. Mary's in Nantwich. There was also a Wesleyan Methodist chapel built 1864 and a Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1875.

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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