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Sproston

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"SPROSTON, a township in that part of the parish of MIDDLEWICH which is in the hundred of NORTHwren, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¼ miles (E.) from Middlewich, containing 148 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Sproston was a township in Middlewich ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 7366), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Walker's Green.
  • The population was 150 in 1801, 67 in 1851, 167 in 1901, 216 in 1951, and 197 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-99)
  • Middlewich & Sandbach (1899-1907)
  • Middlewich (1907-67)
  • South East Cheshire (1967-74)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1892 March 25 — Gained the whole of Mooresbarrow with Parme (pop. 26 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Kinderton (1073 acres, pop. 43 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which Sproston 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 SJ732668 (Lat/Lon: 53.197598, -2.402622), Sproston which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Northwich
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1948) *
  • Northwich (1949-74)

* The part of the former civil parish of Kinderton, which was added to Sproston in 1936, remained in the Northwich division until 1948.