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Weaverham, Cheshire

Historical Description

Weaverham, a village, a township, and a parish in Cheshire. The village stands near the river Weaver, 1 mile E by S of Acton Bridge station on the L. & N.W.R., and 3½ miles W by N of Northwich, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Northwich. The township includes a small part of Whitegate parish, contains Milton hamlet, and comprises 3623 acres; population, 1761. For parish council purposes Weaverham, Gorstage, and Sandiway are joined, and have a council of thirteen members. The ecclesiastical parish includes also the townships of Acton, Cuddington, Wallerscoat, and part of Hartford. Population, 2660. There is a bridge over the Weaver at Acton Bridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church, dedicated to St Mary, was rebuilt in the time of James I., and was partially restored in 1855 and 1877. It has two chapels, one belonging to Hefferston Grange, and the other to Delamere House. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels, and an endowed grammar school.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishWeaverham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNorthwich 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Weaverham 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 districtCW8
Post TownNorthwich