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Somerford

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"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]

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  • 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.
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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1937)
  • Macclesfield (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Court Records

  • 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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Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Somerford which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 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.

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Maps

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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Politics & Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Congleton (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Congleton
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1974) *

* The former civil parish of Radnor, which became part of Somerford in 1895, remained in the Macclesfield Division until 1915.