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"SHURLACH, a township in the parish of DAVENHAM, hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 1¾ mile (E. S. E.) from Northwich, containing 64 inhabitants. The Grand Trunk canal passes through the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Shurlach (or Shurlach cum Bradford) was a township in Davenham ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 6772), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1892 to become part of Rudheath.
  • It includes the hamlets of Bradford, Higher Shurlach and Lower Shurlach.
  • The population was 49 in 1801, 174 in 1851, and 165 in 1891.

For the period after 1892, see Rudheath.


  • Davenham: St. Wilfrid (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Shurlach.
  • Witton: St. Helen (Church of England). The district church for Shurlach from 1930.
  • Lower Shurlach, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1846, rebuilt in 1906.


Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-92)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-71)
  • Leftwich (1871-92)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Lost a detached part to Rudheath (30 acres, pop. 9 in 1891)
  • 1892 March 25 — Abolished and incorporated into Rudheath (pop. 157 in 1901)


Politics and Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-92)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Northwich (1837-92)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-92)