Handley, a village, a township, and a parish in Cheshire. The township lies near an affluent of the river Dee, 1½ mile WSW of Tattenhall station, 3½ miles S of Waverton station on the Chester and Shrewsbury section of the L. & N.W.R., and 7½ SE by S of Chester. It has a post office under Chester; money order and telegraph office, Tattenhall. Acreage, 1351; population, 281. The parish includes also the town- I ship of Golborne David, and comprises 2011 acres; population, 355. Calveley Hall is now a farmhouse. Building-stone is quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester; net value, £156. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church was rebuilt in 1854, but retains an ancient tower; the chancel and vestry were restored in 1891 There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Handley All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Great Boughton|
|Registration district||Great Boughton||1837 - 1869|
|Registration district||Chester||1870 - 1937|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Handley from 1837 to 1869 you should search for the Great Boughton Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Handley from 1870 to 1937 you should search for the Chester Registration District.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Handley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Handley (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Handley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:
The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.