Place:Woolstanwood, Cheshire, England

Alt namesWoolstan Woodsource: alternate spelling
Brassey Banksource: hamlet in parish
Marshfield Banksource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.096°N 2.479°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoNantwich, 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

Woolstanwood (also Woolstan Wood) is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, which lies immediately to the west of Crewe, 1½ miles from its centre. The parish also includes the settlements of Brassey Bank and Marshfield Bank. Nearby villages include Wistaston and Worleston.

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 723.

The ancient parish church for the township of Woolstanwood was St. Mary's (Church of England) in Nantwich. There was also a Wesleyan Methodist chapel built in 1870 and closed in 1969.

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.