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"LEFTWICH, a township in the parish of DAVENHAM, hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 1 mile (S.) from Northwich, containing 1192 inhabitants. A charity school here is supported by annual donations, averaging about £13." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Leftwich was a township in Davenham ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 6672), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Davenham, Hartford and Northwich.
  • The population was 899 in 1801, 2528 in 1851, and 3448 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Davenham, Hartford and Northwich.


See also Northwich.

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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-71)
  • Leftwich (1871-99)
  • Northwich (1899-1936)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Lost a detached part to Witton cum Twambrooks (pop. 419 in 1891, including the York Buildings)
  • 1894 September 29 — Lost the part in Northwich Urban Sanitary District to Northwich (pop. 2699 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Davenham (712 acres, pop. 1021 in 1931), Hartford (8 acres, pop. 0 in 1931) and Northwich (1 acre, pop. 0 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94)
  • Northwich Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94) *
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1936)

* The part in Northwich Urban Sanitary District (1875-94) was added to the civil parish of Northwich in 1894.


Voting Registers

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