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"LYMM, a parish in the hundred of BUCKLOW county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (E. S. E.) from Warrington, containing 2090 inhabitants. The living is a rectory in medietics, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester; the mediety of Lymm with Warburton is rated in the king's books at £ 11. 0. 7½., and in the patronage of Rowland Eyles Egerton Warburton, Esq.; the other mediety is rated at £ 11. 0. 5., and in the patronage of E. Leigh, Esq. The church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is a very ancient structure. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A free grammar school was endowed, in 1698, by Sir G.Warburton, and W. Domville, Esq., the income of which is about £ 80 per annum. The Duke of Bridgewater's canal passes through the village." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Lymm (pronounced Lim), a township and ancient parish in Bucklow hundred (SJ 6887), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1933 its northern boundary with Lancashire was adjusted to follow the course of the Manchester Ship Canal.
  • It includes the hamlets of Booths, Broomedge, Church Green, Deansgreen, Heatley, Heatley Heath, Little Heatley, Oughtrington, Reddish, Rushgreen and Statham.
  • The population was 1622 in 1801, 3156 in 1851, 4707 in 1901, 6412 in 1951, and 10552 in 2001.


  • Lymm: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Lymm.
  • Oughtrington: St. Peter (Church of England). Built in 1872 as a chapel to Lymm: St. Mary the Virgin, becoming a district church for part of Lymm in 1881.
  • Lymm, St. Wenefride (Roman Catholic), Booth's Hill Road. Built in 1905.
  • Lymm, Baptist Chapel, Cherry Lane. Built in 1810.
  • Lymm, Baptist Chapel, Higher Lane. Built in 1850 (with burial ground).
  • Lymm, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), New Road. Built in 1809, rebuilt in 1879, closed in 1968. Registers 1809-1837 and 1929-1967 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Lymm, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Eagle Brow. Built in 1849, rebuilt in 1897. Registers of baptisms 1832-1862 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Lymm, Methodist Chapel (Free), Cherry Lane. Built in 1849.
  • Lymm, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Brookfield Road. Built in 1863.

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Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Warrington (1974+)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)
  • Altrincham (1874-1974)
  • Warrington (1974+)

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Rixton with Glazebrook, Lancashire (73 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), and lost parts to Rixton with Glazebrook, Lancashire (41 acres, pop. 0 in 1931) and Woolston, Lancashire (167 acres, pop. 4 in 1931), when the northern boundary with Lancashire was adjusted to follow the course of the Manchester Ship Canal.
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained parts of Agden (near Lymm) (7 acres, pop. 0 in 1931) and Grappenhall (3 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), and lost part to Agden (near Lymm) (8 acres, pop. 2 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Lymm Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Lymm Urban District (1894-1974)
  • Warrington (1974+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1945)
  • Bucklow (1945-48)
  • Runcorn (1949-74)