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Occlestone, Cheshire

Historical Description

Occlestone, a township, with a scattered village, in Middlewich parish, Cheshire, on the river Wheelock, near the Shropshire Union Canal, 2½ miles SSW of Middlewich. The manor belonged, from before the time of King John till after the time of Henry V., to the family of Occlestone; passed to successively the Bunburys, the Moretons, the Davenports, the Whitmores, and the Vernons, and belongs now to the Court family. The manor house is now used as a farmhouse. There is a Primitive Methodist 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 parishMiddlewich 
Poor Law unionNorthwich 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Occlestone from the following:

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.