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Lower Whitley

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"WHITLEY (LOWER), a chapelry in that part of the parish of GREAT-BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¾ miles (N. W. by N.) from Northwich, containing 236 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Great Budworth, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £800 parliamentary grant. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Lower Whitley (or Whitley Inferior) was a township and chapelry in Great Budworth ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 6179), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Whitley.
  • It included the hamlets of Green Hill and Lower Whitley.
  • The population was 137 in 1801, 216 in 1851, and 201 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Whitley.

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Cemeteries

  • Lower Whitley, Society of Friends (Quaker). 18th century burial ground.
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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-1936)
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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Whitley (1136 acres, pop. 171 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which Lower Whitley 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 SJ614789 (Lat/Lon: 53.305629, -2.580718), Lower Whitley which are provided by:

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Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1936)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Runcorn
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)