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"WITTON, a chapelry (parochial), included in that part of the parish of GREAT-BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 1 mile (E.) from Northwich, containing, with the township of Twambrook, and a portion of that of Rudheath, 2405 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, ... "[only partly extracted] [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"TWAMBROOK, a township in that part of the parish of GREAT-BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER,¼ of a mile (E.) from Northwich. The population is returned with the chapelry of Witton." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Witton cum Twambrooks was a township in Witton chapelry of Great Budworth ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 6673), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1894 to become part of Northwich.
  • The population was 1531 in 1801, 3493 in 1851, and 8914 in 1901.

For the period after 1894, see Northwich.



  • Northwich Cemetery, Church Road. Opened 1890.


  • Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Witton cum Twambrooks.
  • Witton: St. Helen (Church of England). An ancient chapel to Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints, and the district church for most of Witton cum Twambrooks from 1900.

See also Northwich.

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Civil Registration

  • Northwich

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-71)
  • Leftwich (1871-1894)

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Gained a detached part of Leftwich (pop. 419 in 1891, including the York Buildings)
  • 1894 September 29 — Abolished and incorporated into Northwich (pop. 8914 in 1901)

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Politics and Government

  • Northwich Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Northwich (1885-94)