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Goostrey cum Barnshaw, Cheshire

Historical Description

Goostrey-cum-Barnshaw, a township and a parochial chapelry in Sandbach parish, Cheshire, near the river Dane, 3 miles NNW of Holmes Chapel station on the L. & N.W.R., 6 S of Knutsford, and 7 E of Middlewich, with a post office under Crewe; money order and telegraph office, Holmes Chapel. Acreage of township, 1795; population, 336. The chapelry includes also the townships of Blackden and Twemlow. Population, 623. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Sandbach. The church was erected in 1792 on the site of an ancient one, and was restored in 1876. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Civil parishSandbach 
Poor Law unionNorthwich 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.