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"CHOLMONDELEY, a township in the parish of MALPAS, higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 7½ miles (W.) from Nantwich, containing 297 inhabitants. Cholmondeley House was garrisoned, in 1643, by four hundred royalists, who, in April, were attacked and defeated by the parliamentary troops from Nantwich, having lost fifty men and six hundred horses. It afterwards fell into the hands of the parliamentarians, and was re-captured by the royalists, who were driven from it again on the 30th of June, 1644. The present splendid mansion of Cholmondeley castle, about half a mile from the former, the seat of the Marquis of Cholmondeley, was begun in 1801, and completed in 1804. A domestic chapel, to which the tenants enjoy the privilege Of resorting, has long been attached to it." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Cholmondeley (pronounced Chumley) was a township in Malpas ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 5451), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Croxton Green and Dowse Green.
  • The population was 292 in 1801, 269 in 1851, 298 in 1901, 266 in 1951, and 136 in 2001.


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