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NORTHWICH

"NORTHWICH, a market-town in the parochial chapelry of WITTON, which is included in that part of the parish of GREAT-BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 17½ miles (E.N.E.) from Chester, and 173 (N.W.) from London, containing 1490 inhabitants. ... More" [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Northwich was a township in Witton chapelry of Great Budworth ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 6573), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 1338 in 1801, 1377 in 1851, 17611 in 1901, 17489 in 1951, and 19259 in 2001.

Cemeteries

  • Northwich Cemetery, Church Road. Opened 1890.
  • Dane Valley Cemetery, Shipbrook Road. Opened 1990s.

Churches

  • Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Northwich.
  • Witton: St. Helen (Church of England). An ancient chapel to Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints, and the district church for part of Northwich from 1900.
  • Dane Bridge: St. Paul (Church of England), A district church for part of Northwich from 1846 to 1930.
  • Northwich: Holy Trinity (Church of England), Founded in 1842 as a chapel to Witton: St. Helen, becoming a district church in 1929.
  • Northwich: St. Luke (Church of England). Founded in 1884 as a chapel to Witton: St. Helen, becoming a district church for parts of Winnington and Northwich in 1931.
  • Northwich: St. Wilfred (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1840.
  • Northwich, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), London Road. Founded in 1777, rebuilt in 1889, closed in 1964. Registers 1811-1969 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Northwich, Central Methodist Chapel (Free), Witton Street. Founded in 1835, Built in 1854, closed in 1954. Registers 1837-1953 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Northwich, Bourne Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Witton Street. Founded in 1848, Built in 1877, rebuilt in 1973 and 1988.
  • Northwich, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Zion Street. Built in 1864, closed in 1968.
  • Northwich, Ebenezer Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Chapel Street. Built in 1864, rebuilt in 1972. Registers 1889-1946 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Northwich, Methodist Chapel (Free), Middlewich Road. Built in 1881, closed in 1970. Registers 1954-1969 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Northwich, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Station Road. Built in 1881, closed in 1977. Registers 1880-1973 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Northwich, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Winnington Lane.
  • Northwich, Gospel Union Mission, Leicester Street. Built in 1910, closed in 1977.
  • Click for photo of churchNorthwich, United Reformed Church, Chester Road (Independent/Congregational). Founded in 1708 in Cross Street. Moved to Castle Street in 1852; rebuilt on Chester Road  in 1882; closed in 2004. Registers of Baptisms 1800-1837 & 1849-1880 and Marriages 1849-1971 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

For the areas added in 1894, 1936 and 1955, see also Davenham, Hartford, Leftwich, Lostock Gralam, Rudheath and Winnington.

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

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

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Transcription for Northwich from Samuel Lewis - A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831)

Historical Geography

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Maps

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Politics and Government

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

Voting Registers

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