Chorlton

CHORLTON, a township, in the parish of Wybunbury, union and hundred of Nantwich, S. division of the county of Chester, 5¾ miles (E. by S.) from Nantwich; containing 141 inhabitants. The manor was part of the ancient inheritance of the Delves family, and came by maternal descent to the Broughtons, of whom the present representative is the Rev. Delves Broughton, Bart. The township comprises 811a. 32p. of land; it is intersected by the Liverpool and Birmingham railway, and the road from Nantwich to Newcastle passes close by. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £74, and the vicarial for £14.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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