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  • Cotton was a township in Church Hulme chapelry of Sandbach ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 7467), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Cranage. This area subsequently became part of the civil parish of Holmes Chapel in 1982.
  • The population was 77 in 1801, 92 in 1851, and 21 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Cranage


  • Sandbach: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Cotton.
  • Church Hulme: St. Luke (Church of England). An ancient chapel to Sandbach: St. Mary, and the district church for the township of Cotton from 1733.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Sandbach 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

  • Congleton (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-99)
  • Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
  • Middlewich (1907-36)

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Sandbach which are provided by:

Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Cranage (375 acres, pop. 33 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Sandbach has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Sandbach to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ757608 (Lat/Lon: 53.143771, -2.364758), Sandbach which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)