Place:Baddiley, Cheshire, England

Alt namesBaddiley Hulsesource: hamlet in parish
Batterley Hillsource: hamlet in parish
Gradeley Greensource: hamlet in parish
Ravensmoorsource: village in parish
Swanleysource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.033°N 2.601°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoNantwich 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

Baddiley is now a scattered settlement and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The civil parish also includes the northwestern part of the village of Ravensmoor (also in the parish of Burland), as well as the small settlements of Baddiley Hulse, Batterley Hill, and parts of Gradeley Green and Swanley. According to the 2001 Census the parish had a total population of 226.

The largest settlement within the parish, Ravensmoor, centres on a crossroads with a small village green. It lies around six miles southwest of Crewe.

end of Wikipedia contribution
GENUKI provides the following further information

Baddiley was an ancient parish in Nantwich Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 276 in 1801, 281 in 1851, 211 in 1901, 219 in 1951, and 226 in 2001.

Until the 1880s it included a number of detached parts which were consolidated at that time.

The ancient parish church for the township of Baddiley was dedicated to St. Michael. There was also a Wesleyan Methodist chapel built in 1878.

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.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Baddiley. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.