Place:Worleston, Cheshire, England

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NameWorleston
Alt namesBeambridgesource: from redirect
Rease Heathsource: from redirect
Mile Endsource: from redirect
Rookerysource: from redirect
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.101°N 2.516°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoActon, 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
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Worleston is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village lies 2½ miles north of Nantwich and 3 miles west of Crewe. The civil parish also includes the settlements of Beambridge, Rease Heath, Mile End and Rookery, with a total population of a little over 400.

GENUKI provides the following information

Worleston was a township in Acton ancient parish in Nantwich Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The ancient parish church for the township of Worleston was St. Mary's in Acton. In 1873 the church of St. Oswald's was built in Worleston and became its district Church of England. There was also a Free Methodist chapel in Worleston, built 1871, closed 1969.

In 1899 the civil parish gained the whole of the civil parish of Alvaston (which had a population of 61 in 1901). In 1936 part of the parish was absorbed by Nantwich (population of the area involved was 178 in 1931). The population was 269 in 1801, 337 in 1851, 485 in 1901 and 383 in 1951.

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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