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Little Budworth, Cheshire

Historical Description

Budworth, Little, a village, a township, and a parish in Cheshire, on an affluent of the river Weaver, near Delamere Forest, 4 miles SE of Delamere station on the Cheshire Lines railway, and 3 NE by E of Tarporley. There is a post and telegraph office. Acreage of the civil parish, 3867; population, 585; of the ecclesiastical, 534. Oulton Park is the chief residence, situated in an extensive deer park. The Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot is lord of the manor. The living is an impropriated rectory in the diocese of Chester; net value, £150 with residence. The ancient church belonged to St Mary's Nunnery in Chester, and was rebuilt in 1800.

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 
Poor Law unionNorthwich 

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Little Budworth 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 West and Chester
RegionNorth West
Postal districtCW6
Post TownTarporley