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"WARBURTON, a parish in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 6½ miles (E. by N.) from Warrington, containing 509 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the second mediety of the rectory of Lymme, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, and in the patronage of R. E. E. Warburton, Esq. The church is dedicated to St Werburgh. The rivers Mersey and Botling run through the parish. Here was anciently a monastery of Premonstratensian canons, dedicated to St. Werburgh." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Warburton,  a township and ancient parish in Bucklow hundred (SJ 7189), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been part of the county of Greater Manchester.
  • It includes the hamlet of Moss Brow.
  • The population was 466 in 1801, 489 in 1851, 403 in 1901, 376 in 1951, and 286 in 2001.


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Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Trafford (1974+)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)
  • Altrincham (1874-1974)
  • Trafford (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1920 April 1 — Lost part to Rixton with Glazebrook, Lancashire (1 acre, pop. 0 in 1921)
  • 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Rixton with Glazebrook, Lancashire (74 acres, pop. 0 in 1931) and lost part to Rixton with Glazebrook, Lancashire (1 acre, pop. 0 in 1931), when the boundary with Lancashire was adjusted to follow the course of the Manchester Ship Canal.

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Politics and Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95)
  • Bucklow Rural District (1895-1974)
  • Trafford Metropolitan Borough [Greater Manchester] (1974+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1945)
  • Bucklow (1945-48)
  • Knutsford (1949-74)