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  • Cholmondeston (pronounced Chumston) was a township in Acton ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6358), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 168 in 1801, 186 in 1851, 162 in 1901, 172 in 1951, and 153 in 2001.


  • Acton: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Cholmondeston.
  • Worleston: St. Oswald (Church of England). The district church for Cholmondeston from 1873.
  • Cholmondeston, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built by 1850, closed in 1972. Registers of marriages 1914-69 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Acton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

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+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Acton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ631531 (Lat/Lon: 53.073832, -2.552238), Acton which are provided by:

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)