Place:Little Leigh, Cheshire, England

NameLittle Leigh
Alt namesLeigh-Juxta-Bartingtonsource: alternate name for parish
Shutley Commonsource: hamlet in parish
Willow Greensource: hamlet in parish
Legesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
Leigh-juxta-Bartingtonsource: Wikipedia
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.283°N 2.583°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoGreat Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Northwich Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Little Leigh (formerly Leigh-juxta-Bartington) is a civil parish and village within the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated on high ground on the north bank of the River Weaver and is approximately 2 miles north of Weaverham on the A533 road and about three miles north west of Northwich.

Little Leigh was one of the townships of the parish of Great Budworth.

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Little Leigh was a township and chapelry in Great Budworth ancient parish, Bucklow Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlets of Shutley Common and Willow Green. The population was 380 in 1801, 407 in 1851, 366 in 1901, 528 in 1951, and 575 in 2001. (Source: GENUKI)

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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