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Smallwood, Cheshire

Historical Description

Smallwood, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Astbury parish, Cheshire, 3½ miles ESE of Sandbach, and 4 WSW of Congleton. There is a post office under Stoke-on-Trent; money order office, Rode Heath; telegraph office, Sandbach. The township includes the hamlet of Brookhouse Green. Acreage, 2186; population, 577. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1846. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester; net value, £219 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Astbury. The church was built in 1845, and is in the Early English style. 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 parishAstbury 
Poor Law unionCongleton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the description from Pigot & Co. Directory of Cheshire, 1828-9

We have transcribed the entry for Smallwood 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyCheshire East
RegionNorth West
Postal districtCW11
Post TownSandbach