"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.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Higher Whitley to another place.
- 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Whitley (1020 acres, pop. 339 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Higher Whitley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ618801 (Lat/Lon: 53.316443, -2.57486), Higher Whitley which are provided by:
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- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
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- Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Runcorn Rural District (1894-1936)