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WEAVERHAM

"WEAVERHAM, a parish in the second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Acton, Crowton, Cuddington, Onston, Wallerscoat, Weaverham cum Milton, and the lordship of Weaverham, and containing 2360 inhabitants, of which number, 749 are in the township of Weaverham cum Milton, 3¼ miles (W by N.) from Northwich. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £12. 11. 10½., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Chester. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The interest of £100, left by Mary Barker, is applied for apprenticing poor children, as is also a rent-charge of £2, bequeathed by Mr. Mobberley. Here is a charity for six poor decayed housekeepers and their wives, or for deserving widowed or maiden women, selected by the vicar." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"MILTON, a township, joint with Weaverham, in the parish of WEAVERHAM, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 4 miles (W. by N.) from Northwich. The population is returned with Weaverham." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Weaverham (or Weaverham cum Milton) was a township in the ancient parishes of Weaverham and Whitegate, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 6172), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Beach Hill, Brown Heath, Copyhold, Gorstage, Grange View, Owley Wood and Sandiway Bank.
  • The population was 1040 in 1801, 1529 in 1851, 1882 in 1901, 5264 in 1951, and 6589 in 2001..

Churches

  • Weaverham: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (2590 acres, pop. 1581 in 1871) of the township of Weaverham cum Milton.
  • Whitegate: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (1033 acres, pop. 104 in 1871) of the township of Weaverham cum Milton.
  • Sandiway: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). Built in 1903 as a chapel to Weaverham: St. Mary, becoming the district church for part of Weaverham in 1935.
  • Weaverham: St. Bede (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1950.
  • Weaverham, Baptist Chapel.
  • Weaverham, Methodist Chapel (Primitive).
  • Click for photo of churchWeaverham, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).
  • Weaverham, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).

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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Politics and Government

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

Voting Registers

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