Church Coppenhall


"COPPENHALL, a parish in the hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Church-Coppenhall and Monks-Coppenhall, and containing 512 inhabitants, of which number, 366 are in the township of Church-Coppenhall, 5 miles (N. E.) from Nantwich, and 146 in the adjoining township of Monks-Coppenhall. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £6. 10., and in the patronage of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is built of wood and plaister, in the style which prevailed in the reign of Queen Elizabeth." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Church Coppenhall, also a township in Coppenhall ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 7057), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Monks Coppenhall and the borough of Crewe.
  • It included the hamlets of Maw Green, Merrills Bridge and Sydney
  • The population was 241 in 1801 and 495 in 1851.

For the period after 1936. see Monks Coppenhall.



  • Coppenhall Cemetery, Princess Street. Opened 1876.

Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-1936)
  • Crewe (Borough) (1892-1894)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Places associated with Coppenhall ancient parish with separate pages


  • 1894 March 24 — Lost the part in Crewe Municipal Borough to Monks Coppenhall (pop. 4892 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Monks Coppenhall (794 acres, pop. 996 in 1931)

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ705555 (Lat/Lon: 53.095882, -2.441992), Church Coppenhall which are provided by:


Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (wholly, 1875-1892 ; partly, 1892-94)
  • Crewe Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1892-94) *
  • Crewe Municipal Borough (partly, 1892-94) *
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-1936)

* The part in Crewe Municipal Borough and Crewe Urban Sanitary District (1892-94) was added to the civil parish of Monks Coppenhall in 1894.


Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Nantwich

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Crewe (1885-1936)