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"WISTASTON,a parish in the hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Nantwich, containing 332 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £4. 0, 3., and in the patronage of Peter Walthall, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has lately received an addition of one hundred and fifty-eight sittings, of which one hundred and twenty-one are free, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £100 towards defraying the expense." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Wistaston was a township and parish in Nantwich hundred (SJ 6853), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Moorfields (part), Wells Green, West End, Wistaston Green and Wood End.
  • The population was 258 in 1801, 298 in 1851, 494 in 1901, 2818 in 1951, and 8222 in 2001.


  • Wistaston: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Wistaston.
  • Crewe: St. Andrew (Church of England). A district church for part of Wistaston from 1926.
  • Wistaston, Methodist Chapel. Built in 1945, rebuilt in 1967.

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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 (wholly, 1828-92 and 1894-1974 ; partly, 1892-94) *
  • Crewe (Borough) (partly, 1892-94) *
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

* The part in Crewe (Borough) (1892-94) was added to the civil parish of Monks Coppenhall in 1894.

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Nantwich Rural Sanitary District (wholly, 1875-1892 ; partly, 1892-94)
  • Crewe Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1892-94) *
  • Crewe Municipal Borough (partly, 1892-94) *
  • Nantwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

* The part in Crewe Municipal Borough and Crewe Urban Sanitary District (1892-94) was added to the civil parish of Monks Coppenhall in 1894.


Voting Registers

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