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Hulme Walfield, Cheshire

Historical Description

Hulme Walfield, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Astbury parish, Cheshire, near the boundary with Staffordshire, 2 miles N of Congleton. Post town, Congleton. Acreage, 1058; population, 115. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1878, and includes also the townships of Somerford-Booths and Radnor; population, 346. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Eector of Astbury. The church was built in 1856, is a handsome edifice, comprising nave, chancel, and N aisle, and stands on an elevated spot commanding extensive views. The township is said to derive its name of Walfield from the existence of a Roman camp, but the exact site can only now be conjectured.

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 parishAstbury 
Poor Law unionCongleton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hulme Walfield from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyCheshire East
RegionNorth West
Postal districtCW12
Post TownCongleton