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"ALVASTON, a chapelry in that part of the parish of ST MICHAEL'S, DERBY, which is in the hundred of MORLESTON and LITCHURCH, county of DERBY, 3 miles (S. E. by E.) from Derby, containing 399 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to that of Boulton, in the archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, endowed with £400 royal bounty. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A Sunday school is supported chiefly from the rental of property left by sundry persons for charitable purposes. The river Derwent and the Derby canal pass through the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Alvaston was a township in Nantwich ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6654), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1899 to become part of Worleston.
  • The population was 11 in 1801, and 37 in 1851.

For the period after 1899, see Worleston.


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

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Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-99)

Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-99)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1899 September 29 — Abolished and incorporated into Worleston (pop. 61 in 1901)
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Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-99)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Nantwich (1837-99)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Crewe (1885-99)