Hide

BLAKENHALL

hide
Hide

"BLAKENHALL, a township in the parish of WYBUNBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Nantwich, containing 225 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

Hide
  • Blakenhall was a township in Wybunbury ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 7247), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of The Den and Gonsley Green.
  • The population was 199 in 1801, 226 in 1851, 196 in 1901, 169 in 1951, and 125 in 2001.
Hide
topup

Churches

  • Wybunbury: St. Chad (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Blakenhall.
  • Blakenhall, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1900.
topup

Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
topup

Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)
topup

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of BLAKENHALL which are provided by:

topup

Gazetteers

topup

Historical Geography

  • 1888 March 24 — Gained a detached part of Checkley cum Wrinehill (4 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1965 April 1 — Lost part to Betley, Staffordshire (27 hectares, pop. 0 in 1961)
  • 1990 April 1 — Gained part of Checkley cum Wrinehill

You can see the administrative areas in which BLAKENHALL has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

topup

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ726475 (Lat/Lon: 53.024084, -2.409949), BLAKENHALL which are provided by:

topup

Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Nantwich
topup

Voting Registers

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