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LEIGHTON (near Nantwich)

"LEIGHTON, a township in the parish of NANTWICH, and hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¾ miles (N. E. by N.) from Nantwich, containing 270 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Leighton (pronounced Lay-tun) was a township in Nantwich ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6657), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Barrows Green.
  • The population was 200 in 1801, 190 in 1851, 126 in 1901, 138 in 1951, and 4863 in 2001.


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