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Great and Little Stanney, Cheshire

Historical Description

Stanney, Great and Little, two townships in Stoke parish, Cheshire, 7 and 5½ miles N of Chester. Acreage of Great Stanney, 1030, with 24 of adjacent tidal water and 273 of foreshore; the population in 1891 was 89, of whom 15 were engaged in the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal. Acreage of Little Stanney, 831; population, 187. The property of Great Stanney belonged to Stanlow Abbey, and that of Little Stanney belongs now to the Dean and Chapter of Chester.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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.