"BADDILEY, a parish in the hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (W. S. W.) from Nantwich, containing 270 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £24. 3. 6., and in the patronage of Sir H. Mainwaring, Bart. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is constructed of English oak, and is of great antiquity; the upright, timbers, being much decayed, were cased with brick in 1811, but the roof and ceiling are still in fine preservation. Baddiley Hall, once the noble residence of the Mainwarings, has been converted into a farmhouse. The Ellesmere canal passes through the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Baddiley was a township and ancient parish in Nantwich hundred (SJ 6050), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Baddiley Hulse, Batterley Hill, Gradeley Green (part), Ravensmoor (part) and Swanley (part).
  • The population was 276 in 1801, 281 in 1851, 211 in 1901, 219 in 1951, and 226 in 2001.

Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-1988)
  • 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 & Travel

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"BADDILEY, a parish in the hundred of Nantwich, in the county palatine of Chester, 3 miles to the S.W. of Nantwich its post town. The Chester and Shrewsbury railway and the Birmingham and Liverpool canal pass near the village. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Chester, of the value of £219, in the patronage of J. Tollemache, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The parish enjoys an endowment of £43 a year, funded by Dame Mainwaring Baddiley Hall, now occupied as a farmhouse, was the ancient seat of the Mainwarings."


Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Gained detached parts Nos. 1 and 2 of Brindley (296 acres, pop. 0 in 1891), and lost detached part No. 5 to Brindley (7 acres, pop. 0 in 1891), detached parts Nos. 3, 4, 7 and 9 to Burland (42 acres, pop. 20 in 1891, including Burland Green and Foxley's Farm) and detached parts Nos. 6, 8 and 10 to Faddiley (9 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1888 March 24 — Lost detached parts Nos. 1 and 2 to Brindley (144 acres, pop. 2 in 1891, including a cottage in Long Acre)

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Politics & Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Nantwich

Voting Registers

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