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"PECKFORTON, a township in that part of the parish of BUNBURY which is in the first division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 4½ miles (S. S.W.) from Tarporley, containing 294 inhabitants. Horseley bath, a mineral spring formerly in considerable esteem, is in this township. A school is supported by small annual subscriptions." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Peckforton was a township in Bunbury ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5456), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 260 in 1801, 286 in 1851, 176 in 1901, 140 in 1951, and 116 in 2001.
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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

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

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Politics & Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-74)
  • 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)