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"WHEELOCK, a township in that part of the parish of SANDBACH which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 1½ mile (S. S. W.) from Sandbach, containing 458 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The Grand Trunk canal passes through the parish, and on its banks are commodious wharfs and warehouses. Cotton is manufactured here, and there is a brewery; but the chief trade of the place is in salt, of which large quantities are extracted from the brine found, at. the depth of sixty yards, on both sides of the river Wheelock." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Wheelock was a township in Sandbach ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 7559), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Sandbach and Haslington.
  • It included the hamlet of Wheelock Heath.
  • The population was 189 in 1801, 548 in 1851, and 685 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Sandbach and Haslington.



  • Sandbach: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Wheelock.
  • Wheelock: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for part of Wheelock from 1843.
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    Wheelock, Baptist Chapel
    . Wheelock Heath.
  • Wheelock, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1868.
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    Wheelock, Methodist Chapel
    (Wesleyan). ReBuilt in 1874.
  • Wheelock, Congregational Church. Founded in 1824.

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Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-1907)
  • Sandbach (1907-36)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Haslington (128 acres, pop. 262 in 1931) and Sandbach (562 acres, pop. 494 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

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