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"BUNBURY, a parish, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the chapelry of Burwardsley, in the higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, and the townships of Alpraham, Beeston, Bunbury, Calveley, Haughton, Peckforton, Ridley, Spurstow, Tilston-Fernall, Tiverton, and Wardle, in the first division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, and containing 4021 inhabitants, of which number, 667 are in the township of Bunbury, 3½ miles (S. S. E.) from Tarporley. ... More." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Bunbury, also a township in Bunbury ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5758), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Bowe's Gate, Gosland Green, Sadler's Wells and Woodworth Green.
  • The population was 519 in 1801, 931 in 1851, 820 in 1901, 915 in 1951, and 1308 in 2001.


  • Bunbury: St. Boniface (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Bunbury.
  • Bunbury, Trinity Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1806, rebuilt in 1868.
  • Bunbury, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1876, closed in 1970. Registers of marriages 1931-67 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

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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+)

Court Records

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

Description and Travel

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Transcription for Bunbury from Samuel Lewis - A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831)



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Historical Geography

Places associated with Bunbury ancient parish with separate pages


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Politics and Government

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

Voting Registers

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