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"SOUND, a township in the parish of WYBUNBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (S. W. by S.) from Nantwich, containing 247 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Sound was a township in the ancient parishes of Wrenbury and Acton, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6148), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Newtown and Sound Heath.
  • The population was 192 in 1801, 261 in 1851, 234 in 1901, 237 in 1951, and 233 in 2001.
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Churches

  • Wrenbury: St. Margaret (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (pop. 217 in 1871) of the township of Sound.
  • Acton: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (pop. 86 in 1871) of the township of Sound.
  • Sound, Methodist Chapel (Free). Built in 1838.
  • Sound, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1875.
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Civil Registration

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

  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)
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Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Sound which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Sound 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 SJ625480 (Lat/Lon: 53.027964, -2.560578), Sound which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-74)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Nantwich
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Crewe (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)