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"COTTON, a township in that part of the parish of SANDBACH which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¾ miles (E. by N.) from Middlewich, containing 81 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Cotton was a township in Church Hulme chapelry of Sandbach ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 7467), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Cranage. This area subsequently became part of the civil parish of Holmes Chapel in 1982.
  • The population was 77 in 1801, 92 in 1851, and 21 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Cranage

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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-99)
  • Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
  • Middlewich (1907-36)
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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Cranage (375 acres, pop. 33 in 1931)
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Politics & Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1936)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Congleton
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)