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"SHAVINGTON, a township, joint with Gresty, in the parish of WYBUNBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¼ miles (E.) from Nantwich, containing 274 inhabitants. The old manorial seat of the Wodenothes, of whom was descended John, the celebrated antiquary, born in 1624, was highly curious, from its age, and the abundance of stained glass and other ancient relics it contained." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"GRESTY, a township, joint with Shavington, in the parish of WYBUNBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¼ miles (E.) from Nantwich, containing 274 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Shavington cum Gresty was a township in Wybunbury ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 7052), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Dodds Bank, Goodall's Corner (part), Park Estate, Puseydale and Sugar Loaf.
  • The population was 189 in 1801, 453 in 1851, 1149 in 1901, 1850 in 1951, and 4849 in 2001.


  • Wybunbury: St. Chad (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Shavington cum Gresty.
  • Crewe: St. Andrew (Church of England). A district church for part of Shavington cum Gresty from 1926.
  • Shavington, Free Gospel Chapel. Built in 1871.
  • Shavington, Methodist Chapel (Free). Founded in 1835, Built in 1886, closed in 1936. Registers 1904-1936 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Shavington, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Rope Lane. Built in 1869, closed in 1967 Registers 1926-1955 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Shavington, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1876.

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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+)

Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
  • Crewe (Borough) (1892-1894)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

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Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (wholly, 1875-1892 ; partly, 1892-94)
  • Crewe Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1892-94) *
  • Crewe Municipal Borough (partly, 1892-94) *
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

* The part in Crewe Municipal Borough and Crewe Urban Sanitary District (1892-94) was added to the civil parish of Monks Coppenhall in 1894.


Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Crewe (1885-1954)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)