Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for WRENBURY

WRENBURY, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Nantwich district, Cheshire. The village stands on the river Weaver, the Ellesmere canal, and the Crewe and Shrewsbury railway, 5 miles SW of Nantwich; and has a post-office under Nantwich, a r. station, an inn, and fairs on 25 March and 25 Sept. The township is called W.-with-Frith, and comprises 2,078 acres. Real property, £3,631. Pop., 531. Houses, 103. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Cholmondeley. W. Hall is the seat of Major Starkey.—The parish includes 5 other townships and a part; and comprises 15,698 acres. Pop., 2,505. Houses, 484. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £150.* Patron, the Vicar of Aeton. The church is plain. There are four Methodist chapels, an endowed school with £12 a year, and charities £79.—The sub-district contains also Baddiley parish and parts of Audlem and Malpas; and comprises 30,139 acres. Pop., 6,033. Houses, 1,229.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Wrenbury Ch       Wrenbury Cum Frith Ch/CP       Wrenbury SubD       Nantwich RegD/PLU       Cheshire AncC
Place: Wrenbury

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