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"BYLEY, a township, joint with Yatehouse, in that part of the parish of MIDDLEWICH which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, I¼ mile (N. E. by N.) from Middlewich, containing, with Yatehouse, 132 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"YATEHOUSE, a township, joint with Byley, in that part of the parish of MIDDLEWICH which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 1¼ mile (N by E.) from Middlewich. The population is returned with Byley." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Byley (or Byley cum Yatehouse) was a township in Middlewich ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 7068), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Drakelow and Yatehouse Green.
  • The population was 130 in 1801, 110 in 1851, 199 in 1901, 217 in 1951, and 202 in 2001.
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Churches

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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1974) *
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

* The area of the former civil parish of Leese, which was added to Byley in 1936, remained in Congleton registration district until 1937.

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Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-99)
  • Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
  • Middlewich (1907-67)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-74)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1892 March 25 — Gained the whole of Croxton (pop. 48 in 1901) and Ravenscroft (pop. 19 in 1901)
  • 1894 September 30 — Lost the  part in Middlewich Urban Sanitary District  to Middlewich (pop. 0 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained parts of Kinderton (2 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), Leese (26 acres, pop. 38 in 1931) and Rudheath (20 acres, pop. 7 in 1931)
  • 1988 April 1 — Gained parts of Lach Dennis, Rudheath and Whatcroft

You can see the administrative areas in which BYLEY 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 SJ721693 (Lat/Lon: 53.220013, -2.419307), BYLEY which are provided by:

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Politics and Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (wholly, 1875-93 ; partly, 1893-94)
  • Middlewich Urban District (partly, 1893-94) *
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

* The part in Middlewich Urban Sanitary District (1893-94) was added to the civil parish of Middlewich in 1894.

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Northwich
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1948) *
  • Northwich (1949-74)

* The areas of the former civil parishes of Croxton and Ravenscroft, which became part of Byley in 1892, remained in the Northwich electoral division until 1915.