|Name||Willaston (near Nantwich)|
|Blakelow||source: hamlet in parish|
|Cheerbrook||source: hamlet in parish|
|Moorfields||source: hamlet in parish|
|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Cheshire, England|
|See also||Wybunbury, Cheshire, England||ancient parish of which it was a township|
|Nantwich Hundred, Cheshire, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Nantwich Rural, Cheshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1974|
|Crewe and Nantwich District, Cheshire, England||district municipality covering the area 1974-2009|
|Cheshire East District, Cheshire, England||district 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.
- 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.
Categories: Cheshire, England | Willaston (near Nantwich), Cheshire, England | Wybunbury, Cheshire, England | Nantwich Hundred, Cheshire, England | Nantwich Rural, Cheshire, England | Crewe and Nantwich District, Cheshire, England | Cheshire East District, Cheshire, England