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AUDLEM

"AUDLEM, a parish in the hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Audlem, Buerton, Dodcot with Wilkesley, Hankelow, and Tittenley, and containing 2795 inhabitants, of which number, 1307 are in the township of Audlem, 7 miles (S.) from Nantwich. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £5. 16. 8., and in the patronage of Sir R. S. Cotton, Bart. The church is dedicated to St. James. There is a place of worship for Particular Baptists. A grant for a market, and a fair on the eve, day, and morrow of St. James the Apostle, was obtained in the 24th of Edward I., which, after long disuse, were revived a few years since. A free grammar school is endowed with £20 per annum by Ralph Bolton, a similar sum by Mr. Gamul, £7 by Tryphena Bolton, and about £40 by an unknown benefactor: here is also an endowed English school." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Audlem was a township in Audlem ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6643), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Bunsley Bank, Chapel End (part), Copthorne, Corbrook (part), Cox Bank, Daisy Bank, Gorse Croft, Kinsey Heath (part), Little Heath, Longhill (part), Raven's Bank (part), Salford, Swanbach, West View, Woolfall (part).
  • The population was 965 in 1801, 1591 in 1851, 1455 in 1901, 1315 in 1951, and 1790 in 2001.

Cemeteries

  • Audlem Cemetery. Opened 1874 (2 acres).

Churches

  • Audlem: St. James the Great (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Audlem.
  • Audlem, Baptist Chapel. Built in 1840.
  • Cox Bank, Jubilee Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1861.
  • Audlem, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1862.
  • Audlem, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1871, closed in 1943. Registers of baptisms 1878-1926 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

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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+)

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Maps

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Politics and Government

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

Voting Registers

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