Place:Nantwich Hundred, Cheshire, England

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NameNantwich Hundred
TypeHundred
Located inCheshire, England
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

The Hundreds of Cheshire, as with other Hundreds in England were the geographic divisions of Cheshire for administrative, military and judicial purposes. They were introduced in Cheshire some time before the Norman conquest. Later on, both the number and names of the hundreds changed by processes of land being lost from Cheshire, and merging or amalgamation of remaining hundreds.

Image:Cheshire hundreds circa 1868.png

Chester was an ancient borough, not linked to any hundred, quite often referred to as a "county of itself".

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hundreds of Cheshire.

Nantwich Hundred

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

"[Nantwich] hundred contains ten [ancient] parishes, and parts of three others; and is cut into two divisions, Nantwich and Audlem. Acres of the [Nantwich division]: 39,037. Population in 1851: 18,568. Houses: 3,550. Acres of the [Audlem division]: 46,891. Population in 1851: 10,282. Houses: 2,009. Population of the whole in 1861: 34,292. Houses: 6,778."

Each ancient parish was divided into a number of townships and, often, two or more chapelries. Each of the townships was converted into a civil parish in 1866.

Parishes

TownshipDescriptionAncient parish
Acton (near Nantwich) parish (ancient), civil parish Acton
Alsager township, civil parish Barthomley
Alvaston township, civil parish Nantwich
Aston juxta Mondrum township, civil parish Acton
Audlem parish (ancient), civil parish Audlem
Austerson township, civil parish Acton
Baddiley parish (ancient), civil parish Baddiley
Baddington township, civil parish Acton
Barthomley township, parish (ancient), civil parish Barthomley
Basford township, civil parish Wybunbury
Batherton township, civil parish Wybunbury
Betchton (geographically in Northwich Hundred) township, civil parish Sandbach
Blakenhall township, civil parish Wybunbury
Bridgemere township, civil parish Wybunbury
Brindley township, civil parish Acton
Broomhall township, civil parish Wrenbury
Buerton (near Nantwich) township, civil parish Audlem
Burland township, civil parish Acton
Checkley cum Wrinehill township, civil parish Wybunbury
Cholmondeston township, civil parish Acton
Chorley (near Nantwich) township, civil parish Wrenbury
Chorlton (near Nantwich) township, civil parish Wybunbury
Church Coppenhall township, civil parish Coppenhall
Church Minshull chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish Church Minshull
Coole Pilate township, civil parish Acton
Coppenhall parish (ancient), civil parish Coppenhall
Crewe township, civil parish Barthomley
Dodcott cum Wilkesley township, civil parish Audlem
Doddington township, civil parish Wybunbury
Edleston township, civil parish Acton
Faddiley township, civil parish Acton
Hankelow township, civil parish Audlem
Haslington chapelry, civil parish Barthomley
Hassall (geographically in Northwich Hundred) township, civil parish Sandbach
Hatherton township, civil parish Wybunbury
Henhull township, civil parish Acton
Hough in Wybunbury township, civil parish Wybunbury
Hunsterson township, civil parish Wybunbury
Hurleston township, civil parish Acton
Lea (near Nantwich) township, civil parish Wybunbury
Leighton (near Crewe) township, civil parish Nantwich
Marbury with Quoisley township, civil parish Wrenbury
Monks Coppenhall township, civil parish Coppenhall
Nantwich parish (ancient), civil parish Nantwich
Newhall (near Nantwich) township, civil parish Wrenbury
Norbury (near Nantwich) township, civil parish Wrenbury
Poole township, civil parish Acton
Rope township, civil parish Wybunbury
Sandbach (geographically in Northwich Hundred) township, parish (ancient), civil parish Sandbach
Shavington cum Gresty township, civil parish Wybunbury
Sound township, civil parish Acton
Stapeley township, civil parish Wybunbury
Stoke (near Nantwich) township, civil parish Acton
Tittenley township, civil parish Audlem
Walgherton township, civil parish Wybunbury
Weston by Crewe township, civil parish Wybunbury
Willaston (near Nantwich) township, parish (ancient), civil parish Willaston (near Nantwich) and Wybunbury
Wirswall township, civil parish Wrenbury
Wistaston parish (ancient), civil parish Wistaston
Woodcott township, civil parish Wrenbury
Woolstanwood township, civil parish Nantwich
Worleston township, civil parish Acton
Wrenbury cum Frith chapelry, civil parish Acton and Wrenbury
Wybunbury parish (ancient), civil parish Wybunbury

Source: A Vision of Britain through Time

  • 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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