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Henhull

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"HENHULL, a township in the parish of ACTON, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 1¾ mile (N. W. by W.) from Nantwich, containing go-inhabitants. The Nantwich branch of the Chester canal passes in the vicinity." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Henhull was a township in Acton ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6353), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Basin End, Bluestone, Burford (part) and Welshmen's Green.
  • The population was 45 in 1801, 110 in 1851, 102 in 1901, 59 in 1951, and 71 in 2001.
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Churches

  • Acton: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Henhull.
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Civil Registration

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

  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)
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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Nantwich (14 acres, pop. 26 in 1931)
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Politics & Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Nantwich
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Crewe (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)