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Crewe or Crewe Green, Cheshire

Historical Description

Crewe or Crewe Green, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Barthomley parish, Cheshire. The township lies on an affluent of the river Weaver, 1 mile E of Crewe. It gives name and title to the noble family of Crewe. Post town, Crewe. Acreage, 2033, including 69 of water; population, 448. Crewe Hall was the seat of Lord Crewe until his death in 1894, when the title became extinct. It is now 1 the property of his nephew, Lord Houghton. It was built in the time of James I. after designs by Inigo Jones; was destroyed by fire in 1866; was variously restored, rebuilt, and enlarged in 1870; and is situated in a well-wooded and extensive park which contains a large artificial lake. It is one of the finest county seats in England. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester; gross value, £176 with residence. Patron, Lord Houghton.

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 parishBarthomley 
Poor Law unionNantwich 

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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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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