Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BARTHOMLEY

BARTHOMLEY, a township in Nantwich district, Cheshire, and a parish in Nantwich and Congleton districts, Cheshire, and in Newcastle-under-Lyne district, Stafford. The township lies adjacent to the North Stafford railway, 1 mile S by W of Radway-Green station, and 5 SE of Crewe; and has a post office under Crewe. Acres, 1,982. Real property, £3,164. Pop., 416. Houses, 78. The parish includes also the townships of Crewe, Haslington, and Alsager in Cheshire, and the township of Batterley in Staffordshire. Acres, 11,035. Real property, £19,825. Pop., 3,002. Houses, 572. The property is not much divided. Barthomley Hall, on Alsager Heath, is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £824.* Patrons, the Trustees of the late Lord Crewe. The church is an ancient edifice, with Norman porch and richly carved roof, the latter put up in 1589; and it was the scene of a tragical onslanght, in 1643, by a troop of Lord Byron. A school has an endowed income of £10, and other charities £41. The chapelries of Alsager, Crewe-Green, and Haslington, are separate benefices.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a township"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Cheshire AncC       Staffordshire AncC
Place: Barthomley

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