Place:Whitley, Cheshire, England

Alt namesHigher Whitleysource: hamlet in parish
Lower Whitleysource: hamlet in parish
Whitley Inferiorsource: parish transferred
Whitley Superiorsource: parish transferred
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.317°N 2.567°W
Located inCheshire, England     (1936 - )
See alsoWhitley Inferior, Cheshire, Englandtownship from which Whitley was formed
Whitley Superior, Cheshire, Englandtownship from which Whitley was formed
Great Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which Whitley Inferior and Whitley Superior were townships
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which they were located
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which they were located
Vale Royal District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Whitley is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is surrounded by the parishes of Antrobus, Comberbach, Little Leigh and Dutton. It also borders Daresbury in Halton borough as well as Hatton and Stretton in Warrington borough.

The civil parish was created in 1936 based on the civil parishes of Whitley Inferior and Whitley Superior, now known as Lower Whitley and Higher Whitley respectively.

Whitley lies mostly in the northern part of a triangle of land bounded by the A49 (Warrington to Tarporley) to the west, the A559 (Warrington to Northwich) to the east and the A533 (Runcorn to Northwich) to the south.

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Lower and Upper Whitley were the chief villages of the townships of Whitley Inferior and Whitley Superior, respectively. The townships were located within the ancient parish of Great Budworth in Bucklow Hundred. They became civil parishes in 1866 and were both located in Runcorn Rural District. In 1936 they were joined into the parish of Whitley.

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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