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"WHITLEY(OVER), a township in that part of the parish of GREAT-BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (N.N.W.) from Northwich, containing 244 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Higher Whitley (or Whitley Superior) was a township in Great Budworth ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 6280), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Whitley.
  • It included the hamlets of Grimsditch, Higher Whitley and Norcott Brook
  • The population was 283 in 1801, 322 in 1851, and 323 in 1901.

After 1936 see Whitley.


  • Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Higher Whitley.
  • Lower Whitley: St. Luke (Church of England). A chapelry in Great Budworth parish from 1777, becoming the district church for Higher Whitley in 1834.
  • Higher Whitley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-1936)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Whitley (1020 acres, pop. 339 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

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

Voting Registers

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