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"WILKESLEY, a township, joint with Dodcot, partly in the parish of WRENBURY, but chiefly in the parish of AUDLEM, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Audlem. The population is returned with Dodcot." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"BURLEY-DAM, a chapelry in the parish of ACTON, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, miles (W. by S.) from Audlem. The population is returned with the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £1000 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Viscount Combermere." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Dodcott cum Wilkesley was a township in the ancient parishes of Audlem and Wrenbury Parishes, Nantwich hundred (SJ 5454), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Burleydam (part), Butterley Heyes, Cheshire Fields, Combermere, Lightwood Green, Pinsley Green, Royal's Green, Smeaton Wood and Wilkesley.
  • The population was 755 in 1801, 631 in 1851, 626 in 1901, 451 in 1951, and 380 in 2001.


  • Audlem: St. James the Great (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (3937 acres, pop. 244 in 1871) of the township of Dodcott cum Wilkesley.
  • Wrenbury: St. Margaret (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (1866 acres) of the township of Dodcott cum Wilkesley.
  • Burleydam: St. Mary the Virgin & St. Michael (Church of England). Founded in 1735 as a chapel to Wrenbury: St. Margaret. A district church for part of Dodcott cum Wilkesley from 1869.

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