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"BUGLAWTON, a township in that part of the parish of ASTBURY which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 1 mile (N. E. by E.) from Congleton, containing 948 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Extensive mills for spinning and preparing lace thread for the Nottingham and Buckingham manufacturers, are in active operation at this place. Here is a mineral spring, the water of which contains sulphur, a small quantity of Epsom salts, and calcareous earth, and has proved serviceable in scorbutic diseases," [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Buglawton was a township in Astbury ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 8663), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Congleton, Eaton (near Congleton) and North Rode.
  • It included the hamlets of Dane-in-Shaw, Havannah, Key Green, and Timbersbrook.
  • The population was 517 in 1801, 2052 in 1851, and 1452 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Congleton and Eaton (near Congleton).


  • Astbury: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Buglawton.
  • Buglawton: St. John the Evangelist(Church of England). Bult in 1840 as a chapel to Astbury: St. Mary. The district church for Buglawton from 1841.
  • Buglawton, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Mill Street. Built in 1823.
  • Key Green, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1821, rebuilt in 1845.
  • Buglawton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Dane-in-Shaw. Built in 1824, rebuilt in 1898, closed in 1973. Registers of marriages 1911-56 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Timbersbrook, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1883, closed in 1969.

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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-1907)
  • Congleton (County) (1907-1936)

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Politics and Government

  • Buglawton Local Board (1863-75)
  • Buglawton Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Buglawton Urban District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Macclesfield (1885-1936)