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Elton (near Sandbach)

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"ELTON, a township in the parish of WARMINGHAM, hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¼ miles (W. by S.) from Sandbach, containing 379 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Elton was a township in Warmingham ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 7259), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1970 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Moston.
  • It included part of the hamlet of Clay Lanes.
  • The population was 331 in 1801, 444 in 1851, 393 in 1901, and 201 in 1951.

For the period after 1970, see Moston.

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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-70)
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Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-1907)
  • Sandbach (1907-67)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-1970)
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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Sandbach (238 acres, pop. 287 in 1931)
  • 1970 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Moston (342 hectares, pop. 174 in 1961)
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Politics & Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1936 & 1970-74)
  • Congleton (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Congleton
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Crewe (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1915)
  • Northwich (1918-48)
  • Knutsford (1949-70)