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ACTON (near Nantwich)

  • Acton was a township in Acton ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6352), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Dorfold and part of Burford.
  • The population was 262 in 1801, 351 in 1851, 258 in 1901, 293 in 1951, and 311 in 2001.

Churches

  • Acton: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Acton.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Acton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Acton which are provided by:

Historical Geography

  • 1888 March 24 — Gained detached parts Nos. 1 and 2 of Dodcott cum Wilkesley (48 acres, pop. 23 in 1891, including the Star public house and Boffey's Farm)
  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Nantwich (9 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Acton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Acton to another place.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ631531 (Lat/Lon: 53.073832, -2.552238), Acton which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Nantwich (1837-1930)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Crewe (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)