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HARTFORD

"HARTFORD, a chapelry in that part of the parish of GREAT BUDWORTH which is in the second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 1¼ mile (S. W. by W.) from Northwich, containing 772 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £1000 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of three Trustees on the part of the founders. The chapel is dedicated to St. John. Here is an endowed school, also a Sunday school supported by the profits of a bazaar, which in 1828 amounted to more than £100." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Hartford was a township in the ancient parishes of Great Budworth and Weaverham, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 6371), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Hartfordbeach.
  • The population was 472 in 1801, 950 in 1851, 850 in 1901, 2919 in 1951, and 5515 in 2001.

Churches

  • Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (970 acres, pop. 1123 in 1871) of the township of Hartford.
  • Weaverham: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (100 acres, pop. 17 in 1871) of Hartford.
  • Witton: St. Helen (Church of England). An ancient chapel to Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints.
  • Hartford: St. John the Baptist (Church of England). Founded in 1825 as a chapel to Witton: St. Helen, becoming the district church for most of Hartford from 1863.
  • Hartford, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Beach Road. Built in 1833, the present building dates from 1891.

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

  • Northwich (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-71)
  • Leftwich (1871-99)
  • Northwich (1899-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1894 September 29 — Lost the part in Northwich Urban Sanitary District to Northwich (pop. 1699 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained parts of Eaton (near Davenham) (5 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), Leftwich (8 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), Weaverham (less than 1 acre, pop. 0 in 1931) and Winnington (2 acres, pop. 4 in 1931), and lost part to Davenham (2 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
  • 1955 April 1 — Lost part to Northwich (54 acres, pop. 955 in 1951)
  • 1988 April 1 — Gained part of Weaverham, and lost part to Whitegate & Marton.
  • 2015 April 1 — Gained part of Weaverham.

You can see the administrative areas in which Hartford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Politics and Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94)
  • Northwich Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94) *
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

* The part in Northwich Urban Sanitary District (1875-94) was added to the civil parish of Northwich in 1894.

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Northwich (1885-1974)