Place:Crowley, Cheshire, England

Alt namesReedgatesource: from redirect
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.3447°N 2.51°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1936)
See alsoGreat Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1936
Antrobus, Cheshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was transferred in 1936
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Crowley from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CROWLEY, a township in Great Budworth parish, Cheshire; 5 miles N of Northwich. Acres: 1,384. Real property: £2,525. Population: 183. Houses: 28."

GENUKI provided the following details:

Crowley was a township in Great Budworth ancient parish in Bucklow Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlet of Reedgate. The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Antrobus. The population was 147 in 1801, 169 in 1851, and 182 in 1901.

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.