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"SOMERFORD-BOOTHS, a township in that part of the parish of ASTBURY which is in the hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¾ miles (N. W. by N.) from Congleton, containing 285 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Somerford Booths was a township in Astbury ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 8366), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Newsbank and Wornish Nook.
  • The population was 250 in 1801, 274 in 1851, 195 in 1901, 160 in 1951, and 175 in 2001.


  • Astbury: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Somerfod Booths.
  • Hulme Walfield: St. Michael (Church of England). The district church for Somerford Booths from 1878.
  • Somerford Booths, Methodist Chapel (Primitive, later Wesleyan). Built in 1835.

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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+)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-1907)
  • Congleton (County) (1907-67)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-74)
  • Congleton (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

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

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1974)