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"POOLE, a township in the parish of ACTON, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¼ miles (N. W. by N.) from Nantwich, containing 185 inhabitants. The Chester canal passes within its western boundary" [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Poole was a township in Acton ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6355), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 168 in 1801, 167 in 1851, 155 in 1901, 99 in 1951, and 101 in 2001.
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Churches

  • Acton: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Poole.
  • Worleston: St. Oswald (Church of England). The district church for Poole from 1873.
  • Poole, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1834.
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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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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)