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"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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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-92)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-71)
  • Leftwich (1871-92)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1892 March 25 — Abolished and incorporated into Lach Dennis (pop. 6 in 1901)

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Politics and Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-92)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Northwich (1837-92)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-92)