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"HULME (CHURCH), a chapelry in that part of the parish of SANDBACH which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (E. by N.) from Middlewich, containing 397 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Sandbach. Thomas Hall, Esq., in 1708, gave a rent-charge of £14 for the instruction of boys and girls, which, in 1713, he augmented with another of £4, 10., for clothing them. There is also a small sum, the gift of Josiah Dean, for teaching and apprenticing one boy." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Church Hulme was a township and chapelry in Sandbach ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 7667), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was renamed Holmes Chapel in 1976.
  • Includes the village of Holmes Chapel and part of the hamlet of Saltersford.
  • The population was 314 in 1801, 555 in 1851, 866 in 1901, and 1460 in 1901.

For the period after 1976, see Holmes Chapel.


  • Holmes Chapel Cemetery, Knutsford Road. Opened 1876.


  • Sandbach: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Church Hulme.
  • Church Hulme: St. Luke (Church of England). An ancient chapel to Sandbach: St. Mary, and the district church for the township of Church Hulme from 1733.
  • Holmes Chapel: St. Margaret (Roman Catholic).
  • Click for photo of churchChurch Hulme, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1813, rebuilt in 1900. Registers of baptisms 1844-1973 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Church Hulme, Methodist Chapel (Free). Built in 1851. With burial ground.

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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-76)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-99)
  • Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
  • Middlewich (1907-67)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-74)
  • Congleton (1974-1976)

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Politics and Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Congleton (1974-76)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1974)