"WRENBURY, a parish in the hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Bromhall, Chorley, Woodcot, and Wrenbury with Frith, and containing 934 inhabitants, of which number, 526 are in the township of Wrenbury with Frith, 4¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Nantwich. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £600 private benefaction, £200 royal bounty, and £2200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Acton. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, has a fine carved oak ceiling and an elegant tower. A branch of the Chester canal passes through the parish, and a court leet is occasionally held here.. A school is supported by annual subscriptions amounting to about £12." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
"FRITH, a township, joint with Wrenbury, in the parish of WRENBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 6 miles (S.W. by W.) from Nantwich, containing 526 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Wrenbury cum Frith, also a township in Wrenbury ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 5848), became a civil parish in 1866.
- It includes the hamlets of Porters Hill, Wrenbury Heath and Wrenburywood.
- The population was 404 in 1801, 490 in 1851, 491 in 1901, 708 in 1951, and 1060 in 2001.
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