Cholmondeley, a township in Malpas parish, Cheshire, 4 miles NE of Malpas, and 8 W of Nantwich. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Malpas. Acreage, 2657; population, 318. Cholmondeley Castle, the seat of the Marquis of Cholmondeley, is a modern Norman castellated building, erected in 1804, situated on an eminence in an extensive and well-wooded park; it has a chapel. The previous castle was garrisoned in 1643 for Charles I., and captured by the Parliamentary army, but retaken in 1644 by the Earl of Denbigh.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Cholmondeley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Cholmondeley)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Cholmondeley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:
The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.