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Swettenham, Cheshire

Historical Description

Swettenham, a township and a parish in Cheshire. The township lies on the river Dane, 2 miles E of Holmes Chapel station on the L. & N.W.R., and 5 NW by W of Congleton. It has a post office under Congleton; money order and telegraph office, Holmes Chapel. Acreage, 1010; population, 171. Swettenham Hall is the chief residence. The parish contains also the townships of Kermincham and Davenport. Acreage, 3013; population, 423. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester; net value, £360 with residence. The church is on a very old foundation, and was rebuilt in 1720. A private Roman Catholic chapel stands in Swettenham Park.

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 unionCongleton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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