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EATON (near Congleton)

"EATON, a township in the parish of PRESTBURY [sic but should say ASTBURY], hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 2 miles (N. N. E.) from Congleton, containing 327 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Eaton was a township in Astbury ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 8665), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 part of Eaton was added to Congleton in 1936, and the hamlet of Havannah was added to Eaton from Buglawton civil parish.
  • The population was 184 in 1801, 584 in 1851, 346 in 1901, 242 in 1951, and 289 in 2001.


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Civil Registration

  • Macclesfield (1837-1998)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
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Court Records

  • Prestbury (1828-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Gained the village of Havannah from Buglawton (32 acres, pop. 34 in 1931) and part of Congleton (less than 1 acre, pop. 0 in 1931), and lost part to Congleton (79 acres, pop. 120 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Macclesfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Macclesfield Rural District (1894+)

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  • Macclesfield (1885-1974)