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CHURCH LAWTON

"LAWTON (CHURCH), a parish in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 6 miles (S. E.) from Sandbach, containing 512 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £9 2. 7., and in the patronage of --- Lawton, Esq. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a Norman south door. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Here is a small fund for the instruction of poor children. The Trent and Mersey canal is joined here by the Macclesfield canal, and passes through the parish; upon its banks are coal wharfs, a small quantity of coal being raised in the parish; the Old Lawton salt works are on the border of this parish and Asbury." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Church Lawton, a township and ancient parish in Northwich hundred (SJ 8155), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Hall Green (part), Lawton, Lawton Gate, Lawton Heath, Lawton Springs, Little Moss (part), Moss Pit, and Red Bull.
  • The population was 445 in 1801, 693 in 1851, 850 in 1901, 971 in 1951, and 2201 in 2001.

Churches

  • Church Lawton: All Saints (Church of England). An ancient parish church serving the township of Church Lawton.
  • Hall Green, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1874.

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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-99)
  • Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
  • Sandbach (1907-67)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-74)
  • Congleton (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1965 April 1 — Gained part of Kidsgrove, Staffordshire (under 1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1961), and lost part to Kidsgrove, Staffordshire (29 hectares, pop. 136 in 1961)
  • 1982 April 1 — Gained parts of Betchton and Odd Rode, and lost part to Odd Rode

  • 1991 April 1 — Gained part of Kidsgrove, Staffordshire (1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1991) and lost part to Kidsgrove, Staffordshire (3 hectares, pop. 12 in 1991)

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ819555 (Lat/Lon: 53.096377, -2.271766), Church Lawton which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Congleton (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Crewe (1885-1948)
  • Knutsford (1949-74)