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Odd Rode

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"RODE (ODD), a township in that part of the parish of ASTBURY which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 4 miles (S. W. by S.) from Congleton, containing 1143 inhabitants. The Grand Trunk canal passes through the parish. A school is supported by annual subscriptions averaging about £25." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Odd Rode was a township in Astbury ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 8257), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of The Bank, Boarded Barn, Brake Village, Cinder Hill, Firclose, Hall Green (part), Kent Green, Little Moss (part), Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop (partly in Staffordshire), Mow Hollow, Old House Green, Pat Bank, Rode Heath, Scholar Green, Spring Bank, Stone Chair, Towns End, Thurlwood, Whartons Pool.
  • The population was 917 in 1801, 1853 in 1851, 3187 in 1901, 3331 in 1951, and 5552 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (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

  • Northwich (1828-99)
  • Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
  • Congleton (County) (1907-67)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-74)
  • Congleton (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)
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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1965 April 1 — Gained part of Kidsgrove, Staffordshire (13 hectares, pop. 58 in 1961), and lost part to Kidsgrove, Staffordshire (under 1 hectare, pop. 26 in 1961)
  • 1982 April 1 — Gained part of Church Lawton, and lost part to Church Lawton

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1974)
  • 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)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Crewe (1885-1948)
  • Knutsford (1948-74)