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  • Odd Rode was a township in Astbury ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 8257), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of The Bank, Boarded Barn, Brake Village, Cinder Hill, Firclose, Hall Green (part), Kent Green, Little Moss (part), Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop (partly in Staffordshire), Mow Hollow, Old House Green, Pat Bank, Rode Heath, Scholar Green, Spring Bank, Stone Chair, Towns End, Thurlwood, Whartons Pool.
  • The population was 917 in 1801, 1853 in 1851, 3187 in 1901, 3331 in 1951, and 5552 in 2001.


  • Astbury: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Odd Rode.
  • Odd Rode: All Saints (Church of England). Founded in 1851 as a chapel to Astbury: St. Mary, becoming the district church for Odd Rode in 1860.
  • Odd Rode: St. Thomas (Church of England). A former private chapel of the Wilbraham family.
  • Odd Rode: St. Luke (Church of England), Mow Cop. Founded in 1875 as a chapel to Odd Rode: All Saints.
  • Mow Cop, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1841, rebuilt in 1883, closed in 1964.
  • Hall Green, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1874.
  • Kent Green, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Founded in 1873, Built in 1892.
  • Thurlwood, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1885, closed in 1963.
  • Mount Pleasant, Methodist Chapel (Free).

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

  • Congleton (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

  • Northwich (1828-99)
  • Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
  • Congleton (County) (1907-67)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-74)
  • Congleton (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1965 April 1 — Gained part of Kidsgrove, Staffordshire (13 hectares, pop. 58 in 1961), and lost part to Kidsgrove, Staffordshire (under 1 hectare, pop. 26 in 1961)
  • 1982 April 1 — Gained part of Church Lawton, and lost part to Church Lawton
You can see the administrative areas in which Odd Rode 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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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ824573 (Lat/Lon: 53.112574, -2.264398), Odd Rode which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Congleton (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Crewe (1885-1948)
  • Knutsford (1948-74)