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Rudheath

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"RUDHEATH, a township partly in the parishes of GREAT-BUDWORTH and SANDBACH, but chiefly in that of DAVENHAM, hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 4 miles (N.E.) from Middlewich, containing 363 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Rudheath was a lordship in the ancient parishes of Davenham, Great Budworth and Sandbach, Northwich hundred (SJ 6871), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1955 part of Rudheath was added to Northwich.
  • It includes the hamlets of Billinge Green, Broken Cross, Drakelow and Gadbrook.
  • The population was 264 in 1801, 435 in 1851, 954 in 1901, 4883 in 1951, and 3822 in 2001.
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Cemeteries

  • Rudheath Cemetery, Shipbrook Road. Opened 1935.
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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-71)
  • Leftwich (1871-99)
  • Northwich (1899-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Gained a detached part of Shurlach (30 acres, pop. 9 in 1891).
  • 1889 March 24 —  Gained a detached part of Stublach (34 acres, pop. 0 in 1891), and lost detached part No.5 to Cranage (7 acres, pop. 0 in 1891), detached part No. 1 to Hulse (10 acres, pop. 0 in 1891), detached parts Nos. 2 and 3 to Lach Dennis (42 acres, pop. 0 in 1891), detached part No. 4 to Stublach (140 acres, pop. 22 in 1891, including Earnshaw Hall), and detached part No. 6 to Twemlow (68 acres, pop. 0 in 1891).
  • 1892 March 25 — Gained the whole of Shurlach (pop. 157 in 1901).
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Lostock Gralam (60 acres, pop. 2 in 1931), and lost parts to Byley (20 acres, pop. 7 in 1931) and Northwich (9 acres, pop. 0 in 1931).
  • 1955 April 1 — Lost part to Northwich (122 acres, pop. 1526 in 1951).
  • 1988 April 1 — Gained part of Lach Dennis and Whatcroft, and lost parts to Byley, Davenham and Lach Dennis.
  • 2015 April 1 — Lost part to Davenham, and gained part of Northwich.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ675729 (Lat/Lon: 53.252109, -2.488565), Rudheath which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Northwich
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1948)
  • Northwich (1948-74)