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"WHITCHURCH, a parish and market town, partly in the hundred of Nantwich, county Chester, but chiefly in the Whitchurch division of North Bradford hundred, county Salop, 11 miles N.W. of Market-Drayton, 19 N.E. of Shrewsbury, and 20 S.W. of Chester....More on the Shropshire pages" [Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868] by Colin Hinson ©2015

"WIRSWALL, a township in that part of the parish of WHITCHURCH which is in the hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (E.S E) from Malpas, containing 113 inhabitants. The Chester canal passes along its western boundary." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Wirswall was a township in Whitchurch ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 5444), but mainly in Shropshire - which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • There is no separate page for Whitchurch ancient parish under Cheshire
  • It includes the hamlets of Bradeley Green, Wicksted and Willey Moor (part).
  • The population was 103 in 1801, 83 in 1851, 138 in 1901, 169 in 1951, and 76 in 2001.


  • Whitchurch, St. Alkmund (Church of England). An ancient parish, mainly in the county of Shropshire, but including the township of Wirswall in Cheshire.


Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1937)
  • 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

You can see the administrative areas in which WIRSWALL has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Politics and Government

  • Whitchurch Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Malpas Rural District (1894-1936), Nantwich Rural District (1894-74)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Nantwich (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1930)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Crewe (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)