Place:Chorley (near Nantwich), Cheshire, England

NameChorley (near Nantwich)
Alt namesChorley
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.055°N 2.637°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoWrenbury, 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

NOTE: This parish should not be confused with the civil parish of Chorley (near Wilmslow) located near the town of Alderley Edge, in the northern part of Cheshire East.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Chorley (near Nantwich) is a hamlet and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The hamlet lies 5 miles to the west of Nantwich and 6 miles to the northeast of Malpas. Nearby villages include Faddiley, Norbury (near Nantwich) and Wrenbury. The River Weaver runs north–south through the parish, and the A49 runs north–south immediately to the west.

GENUKI provides the following information

Chorley (near Nantwich) was a township in Wrenbury ancient parish in Nantwich Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The ancient parish church for the township of Chorley was St. Margaret's in Wrenbury. The district church for part of Chorley since 1893 has been St. Windfrede in Bickley. (Bickley is quite a distance west of Chorley.) Chorley also had a Primitive Methodist chapel founded in 1873. It has its own burial ground.

The parish population was 126 in 1801, 173 in 1851, 132 in 1901, 167 in 1951, and 100 in 2001.

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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