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WILLASTON (near Nantwich)

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"WILLASTON, a township in the parish of WYBUNBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, l½ mile (E. by N.) from Nantwich, containing 209 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Willaston was a township in the ancient parishes of Wybunbury and Nantwich, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6948), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Blakelow, Cheerbrook (part) and Moorfields (part).
  • The population was 209 in 1801, 349 in 1851, 2400 in 1901, 1882 in 1951, and 2973 in 2001.


  • Wybunbury: St. Chad (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (594 acres, pop. 1172 in 1871) of the township of Willaston.
  • Nantwich: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (416 acres, pop. 222 in 1871) of the township of Willaston.
  • Willaston, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1864.
  • Willaston, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1875.

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Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Nantwich (184 acres, pop. 1170 in 1931)
  • 1938 April 1 — Lost part to Stapeley (16 acres, pop. 37 in 1931)
  • 1990 April 1 — Gained part of Wistaston, and lost part to Nantwich

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Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-74)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Crewe (1885-1954)
  • Northwich (1955-74)