"BIRCHES, a township in that part of the parish of GREAT BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¼ miles (E. S. E.) from Northwich, containing 8 inhabitants. Mrs. Elizabeth Dobson, about 1695, assigned an estate here in trust for the education of two boys, one to be the son of a counsellor, and the other the son of a divine of the church of England." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Birches was a township in Witton Chapelry of Great Budworth ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 7072), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1892, to become part of Lach Dennis.
- The population was 13 in 1801, 8 in 1851, and 6 in 1901.
For the period after 1892, see Lach Dennis.
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- 1892 March 25 — Abolished and incorporated into Lach Dennis (pop. 6 in 1901)
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