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"BURWARDSLEY, a chapelry in that part of the parish of BUNBURY which is in the higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¾ miles (S. S. W.) from Tarporley, containing 272 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £1000 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Trustees. The chapel, dedicated to St. John, was built on the waste by subscription, and consecrated in 1735." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Burwardsley (pronounced Burr'zley) was a township in Bunbury ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5156), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Folwers Bench, Pennsylvania and Willow Hill.
  • The population was 204 in 1801, 479 in 1851, 329 in 1901, 310 in 1951, and 167 in 2001.


  • Bunbury: St. Boniface (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Burwardsley.
  • Burwardsley: St. John. Built in 1735 as a chapelry to Bunbury: St. Boniface. The district church for Burwardsley from 1767.
  • Burwardsley, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1843.

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Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-92)
  • Chester (1892-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-92)
  • Tarvin Rural Sanitary District (1892-94)
  • Tarvin Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Nantwich (1837-92)
  • Tarvin (1892-1930)

Voting Registers

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