Place:Sound, Cheshire, England

Alt namesNewtown in Soundsource: hamlet in parish
Sound Heathsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.031°N 2.569°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoActon, 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
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Sound is a hamlet and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The hamlet is located 3 1⁄4 miles (5.2 km) to the south west of Nantwich. The parish also includes the small settlements of Newtown in Sound and Sound Heath. Nearby parishes include Aston juxta Mondrum, Burland, Acton and Wrenbury.

The River Weaver runs along the southern boundary and the Welsh Marches railway line crosses the parish. The area is predominantly rural, with a total population of a little over 200.

GENUKI provides the following information

Sound was a township in the ancient parishes of Acton and Wrenbury in Nantwich Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The ancient parish church for the greater part of the township of Sound was St. Margaret's in Wrenbury. St. Mary's in Acton was the ancient church for the smaller part. Sound also has a Free Methodist chapel built in 1838 and a Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1875.

The hamlet of "Newtown" is one of many by that name in Cheshire, hence it is here referred to as Newtown in Sound.

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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