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"BURLAND, a township in the parish of ACTON, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 2½ miles (W.) from Nantwich, containing 505 inhabitants. The Whitchurch branch of the Chester canal crosses this township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Burland was a township in Acton ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6152), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Gradeley Green (part), Hollin Green, Ravensmoor (part), Stoneley Green and Swanley (part).
  • The population was 371 in 1801, 627 in 1851, 581 in 1901, 546 in 1951, and 582 in 2001.
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Churches

  • Acton: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Burland.
  • Burland, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1833, closed in 1965. Registers 1826-37 can be seen on microfilm at the Cheshire Archives & Local Studies.
  • Ravensmoor, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1878.
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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+)
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Court Records

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

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Gained detached parts Nos. 3, 4, 7 and 9 of Baddiley (42 acres, pop. 20 in 1891, including Burland Green and Foxley's Farm)

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ614535 (Lat/Lon: 53.077323, -2.577639), Burland which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

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

  • Nantwich
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Voting Registers

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