"WHATCROFT, a township in the parish of DAVENHAM, hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (N. W. by N.) from Middlewich; containing 71 inhabitants. The Grand Trunk canal passes through the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Whatcroft was a township in Davenham ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 6869), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1988 to become parts of Byley, Davenham, Lach Dennis, Northwich and Rudheath.
- The population of Whatcroft was 85 in 1801, 68 in 1851, 141 in 1901, and 82 in 1951.
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- Northwich (1885-1915) *
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* The area of the former civil parish of Shipbrook, which became part of Whatcroft in 1892, remained in the Knutsford county constituency until 1915.