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Marbury (Great Budworth), Cheshire

Historical Description

Marbury, a township in Great Budworth parish, Cheshire, on the Trent and Mersey Canal, near the river Weaver, 1½ mile N of Northwich, Post town, Northwich. Acreage, 384; population, 56. The manor belonged in the time of Henry III. to the Marburys, passed in 1708 to Earl Rivers, went by marriage to the Earl of Barrymore, passed to the Barrys, and with Marbury Hall belongs now to the Smith-Barry family. The hall is a large brick mansion with stone facings, contains a fine selection of paintings and antique sculptures, and stands in beautiful grounds overlooking Budworth Mere, a lake of 80 acres.

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.

Civil parishGreat Budworth 
Poor Law unionNorthwich 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Marbury (Great Budworth) from the following:

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.