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"CONGLETON, a chapelry and market-town (incorporated), in the parish of ASTBURY, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Northwich, county palatine of CHESTER, 31 miles (E. by S.) from Chester, and 161 (N. W. by W.) from London, containing 6405 inhabitants. ... More" [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Congleton was a township and market town in Astbury ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 8663), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Between 1 April 1974 and 1 November 1980 it was an unparished area
  • It includes the hamlets of Bankyfields, Bath Vale, Birch Moss, Buglawton, Cloud Side, Congleton Edge (part), Eaton Bank, Fol Hollow, Hardings Bank, Havannah (from 1936), Hightown, Loachbrook (part), Lower Heath, The Marsh, Mossley, Primrose Vale, Pudd's Bank, Salford, Under Rainow and West Heath.
  • The population was 3861 in 1801, 10520 in 1851, 10707 in 1901, 15502 in 1951, and 25750 in 2001.
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Cemeteries

  • Congleton, St. Peter's Cemetery. Adjoining the churchyard, opened 1842.
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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1937)
  • Macclesfield (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-36)
  • Congleton (Borough) (1836-1967)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-74)
  • Congleton (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)
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Description & Travel

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Directories

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

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ860630 (Lat/Lon: 53.163934, -2.210855), Congleton which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Congleton Municipal Borough (1835-1974)
  • Congleton Urban Sanitary District (1875-94).
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Congleton
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Macclesfield (1918-71)
  • Congleton (1971-74)