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STOKE (near Nantwich)

"STOKE, a township in the parish of ACTON, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (N. W.) from Nantwich, containing 137 inhabitants. The Chester canal passes through the township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Stoke was a township in Acton ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6156), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Barbridge and Verona.
  • The population was 127 in 1801, 143 in 1851, 191 in 1901, 229 in 1951, and 201 in 2001.

Churches

  • Acton: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Stoke.
  • Stoke, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1845.

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

  • 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+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-74)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Crewe (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)