"BARTHOMLEY, a parish comprising the township of Balterley, in the northern division of the hundred of PIREHILL, county of STAFFORD, and the chapelries of Alsager and Haslington, and the townships of Barthomley and Crewe, in the hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, and containing 2333 inhabitants, of which number, 450 are in the township of Barthomley, 6 miles (S. by E.) from Sandbach. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £25. 7. 1., and in the patronage of Lord Crewe. The church, dedicated to St. Bertoline, exhibits various styles of architecture; it has a Norman porch on the northern side of the chancel. A school is endowed with about £10 per annum, the produce of various benefactions." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Barthomley (pronounced Bar'tumley), also a township in Barthomley ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 7652), became a civil parish in 1866.
- It includes the hamlets of Church Bank, Engleseabrook (part), Radway Green (part), Rushey Lake and Smith's Green.
- The population was 184 in 1801, 450 in 1851, 292 in 1901, 263 in 1951, and 202 in 2001.
- Nantwich (1837-1937)
- Crewe (1937-74)
- Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
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