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Worleston

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"WORLESTON, a township in the parish of ACTON, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 1¾ mile (N.) from Nantwich, containing 369 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Worleston was a township in Acton ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 6555), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Beambridge, Rease Heath, Mile End and Rookery.
  • The population was 269 in 1801, 337 in 1851, 485 in 1901, 383 in 1951, and 404 in 2001.
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Churches

  • Acton: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Worleston.
  • Worleston: St. Oswald (Church of England). The district church for Worleston from 1873.
  • Nantwich: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the former civil parish of Alvaston, which became part of Worleston in 1899.
  • Worleston, Methodist Chapel (Free). Built in 1871, closed in 1969.
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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+)
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Court Records

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

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1899 September 29 — Gained the whole of Alvaston (pop. 61 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Nantwich (241 acres, pop. 178 in 1931)
  • 1990 April 1 — Lost part to Wistaston

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ658565 (Lat/Lon: 53.10459, -2.512283), Worleston which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

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

  • Nantwich
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Voting Registers

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

* The area of the former civil parish of Alvaston, which became part of Worleston in 1899, remained in the Crewe division until 1915.