"SUMMERFORD, a township in that part of the parish of ASTBURY which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 1¾ mile (N.W.) from Congleton, containing 107 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Somerford was a township in Astbury ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 8459), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- It includes the hamlets of Black Firs and Loachbrook (part).
- The population of Somerford was 142 in 1801, 79 in 1851, 98 in 1901, 531 in 1951, and 343 in 2001.
- Congleton (1837-1937)
- Macclesfield (1937-74)
- Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
- South Cheshire (1988-98)
- Cheshire East (1998-2007)
- Cheshire (2007-09)
- Cheshire East (2009+)
- Northwich (1828-99)
- Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
- Congleton (County) (1907-67)
- South East Cheshire (1967-74)
- Congleton (1974-92)
- South Cheshire (1992+)
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- 1895 October 1 — Gained the whole of Radnor (pop. 26 in 1901)
You can see the administrative areas in which Somerford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ804651 (Lat/Lon: 53.182633, -2.294743), Somerford which are provided by:
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- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Congleton Rural District (1894-1974)
- Congleton (1974-2009)
Cheshire East (2009+)