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"SHIPBROOK, a township in the parish of DAVENHAM, hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (S. E.) from Northwich, containing 92 inhabitants. The Grand Trunk canal passes through the township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Shipbrook was a township in Davenham ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 6771), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1892 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Whatcroft.
  • It includes the hamlet of Shipbrookhill.
  • The population was 90 in 1801 and 81 in 1851.

For the period after 1892, see Whatcroft.

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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-92)
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Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-71)
  • Leftwich (1871-1892)
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Historical Geography

  • 1892 March 25 — Abolished and incorporated into Whatcroft (pop. 73 in 1901)
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Politics & Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-92)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Northwich (1837-92)
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  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
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