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"CHECKLEY, a township, joint with Wrinehill, in the parish of WYBUNBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 7 miles (S. E. by E.) from Nantwich, containing, with Wrinehill, 211 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"WRINEHILL, a township, joint with Checkley, in the parish of WYBUNBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 7 miles (E. S. E.) from Nantwich. The population is returned with Checkley." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Checkley cum Wrinehill was a township in Wybunbury ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 7345).
  • It became a civil parish in 1866, and in 1965 the hamlet of Wrinehill was transferred to the county of Staffordshire.
  • It includes the hamlets of Bunkers Hill, Randilow, and (until 1965) Wrinehill.
  • The population was 240 in 1801, 203 in 1851, 206 in 1901, 220 in 1951, and 104 in 2001.


  • Wybunbury: St. Chad (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Checkley cum Wrinehill.
  • Doddington: St. John (Church of England). The district church for Checkley cum Wrinehill from 1840.
  • Checkley, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1824.

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Civil Registration

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Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1888 March 24 — Lost a detached part to Blakenhall (4 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1965 April 1 — Lost the hamlet of Wrinehill to Betley, Staffordshire (46 hectares, pop. 100 in 1961)
  • 1990 April 1 — Lost part to Blakenhall

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Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
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