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  • Brereton cum Smethwick was a township in Brereton ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 7864), which became a civil parish in 1866
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936, and incorporated into Brereton.
  • It included the hamlets of Bagmere, Brindley Green, Brownedge, Hazelshawe, Illidge Green, Medhurst Green, Sandlow Green and Smethwick.
  • The population was 556 in 1801, 649 in 1851, 552 in 1901, and 613 in 1951.

For the period after 1936, see Brereton.


  • Brereton cum Smethwick: St. Oswald (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Brereton cum Smethwick.
  • Brereton, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1882, closed ca.1923.

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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-1907)
  • Sandbach (1907-36)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Brereton (4599 acres, pop. 469 in 1931)
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Politics and Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)