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"WHARTON, a township in the parish of DAVENHAM, hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 2½ miles (W. N. W.) from Middlewich, containing 853 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Wharton was a township in Davenham ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 6666), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Winsford and Bostock.

  • It includes the hamlets of Donefields, Gravel Hill, Rilshaw and Winsford.
  • The population was 753 in 1801, 1775 in 1851, and 3319 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Winsford and Bostock.



  • Wharton Cemetery, Crook Lane. Opened 1900.


  • Davenham: St. Wilfrid (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Wharton.
  • Wharton: Christ Church (Church of England). Founded in 1843 as a chapel to Davenham: St. Wilfrid, becoming the district church for Wharton in 1860.
  • Wharton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1822 on Chapel Road, rebuilt in 1885 on Winsford Hill, closed in 1972. Registers 1838-1972 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Wharton, Trinity Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1835 on Crook Lane, rebuilt in 1865 on Gravel Lane and 1893 on Station Road. Registers 1901-1919 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Wharton, Methodist Chapel (Free). Built in 1860 on Station Road, rebuilt in 1926 on Crook Lane, closed in 1972. Registers 1904-1972 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Wharton area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-1902)
  • Eddisbury (1902-06)
  • Winsford (1906-36)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Bostock (16 acres, pop. 20 in 1931) and Winsford (1236 acres, pop. 3672 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which WHARTON has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Politics and Government

  • Winsford Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Winsford Urban District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Northwich (1885-1936)