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NEWHALL (near Audlem)

"NEWHALL, a township in the parish of ACTON, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (S. W. by S.) from Nantwich, containing 854 inhabitants. The site of the ancient castle, which suffered greatly from the incursions of the Welch, can no longer be traced." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Newhall was a township in the ancient parishes of Wrenbury and Audlem, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6245), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Aston, Aston Heath, Barnett Brook, Brown's Bank, Dodds Green, Grandford, Grindley Green, Hollingreen, Kingswood Green, Maiden Estate, Salesbrook, Sandford (part) and Sheppenhall.
  • The population was 819 in 1801, 891 in 1851, 718 in 1901, 720 in 1951, and 669 in 2001.


  • Wrenbury: St. Margaret (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (3270 acres) of the township of Newhall.
  • Audlem: St. James the Great (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (889 acres, pop. 95 in 1871) of the township of Newhall.
  • 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 Newhall from 1869.
  • Dodd's Green, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1835.
  • Aston, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1866.

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Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

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Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-74)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
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  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
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  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Crewe (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)