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ACTON (near Weaverham)

"ACTON, a township in the parish of WEARHAM, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 4½ miles (W. N. W.) from Northwich, containing 301 inhabitants. The Nantwich branch of the Chester canal passes through this township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Acton was a township in Weaverham parish, and Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5975), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was renamed Acton Bridge in 1967.
  • It included the hamlets of Acton Bridge, Acton Cliffe, Hall Green, Lower Green, and (from 1936) Milton.
  • The population was 210 in 1801, 424 in 1851, 516 in 1901, and 550 in 1951.

For the period after 1967, see Acton Bridge.

Churches

  • Weaverham: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Acton.
  • Click for photo of church
    Acton Bridge, Methodist Chapel
    , Forest Road (Wesleyan). Built ca.1834, rebuilt in 1878.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Acton Bridge area or see them printed on a map.

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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1967)
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Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1967)
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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Gained the hamlet of Milton from Weaverham (62 acres, pop. 63 in 1931) , and lost part to Dutton (82 acres, pop. 28 in 1931)
  • 1967 February 23 — Renamed Acton Bridge

You can see the administrative areas in which ACTON (near Weaverham) has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Politics and Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1967)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Northwich (1836-1930)
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Northwich (1885-1967)