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"WILLINGTON, a township in that part of the parish of WHALLEY which is in the second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (N. N. W.) from Tarporley, containing 101 inhabitants. This township is deemed to be part of the parish of Whalley, it having formerly belonged to the abbey there, though for the performance of ecclesiastical rites the inhabitants resort to the church of St. Oswald, Chester, and pay a portion of the great tithes to the rectors of Wem and Tarvin. There is a place of worship for Unitarians." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Willington was an extra-parochial place in Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5366), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Tirley and Willington Corner (part).
  • The population was 84 in 1801, 123 in 1851, 146 in 1901, 132 in 1951, and 113 in 2001.


  • Kelsall: St. Philip (Church of England). The district church for Willington from 1968.
  • Willington, Methodist Chapel (Free). Built in 1823, rebuilt in 1865. Registers of baptisms 1893-1932 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

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Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Tarvin Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Tarvin Rural District (1894-74)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Great Boughton (1837-71)
  • Tarvin (1871-1930)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Northwich (1948-74)