In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Minshull Vernon like this:
MINSHULL-VERNON, a village and a township in Middlewich parish, and a chapelry partly also in Nantwich parish, Cheshire. The village stands on the river Weaver, near the Northwestern railway, 3¾ miles S by W of Middlewich; is a scattered place; and has a station on the railway. The township contains also the village of Bradfield-Green, and comprises 2,753 acres. Real property, £4,866. Pop., 402. Houses, 63. The manor belonged anciently to the Vernons; passed to the Odlintons, the Actons, the Earl of Bradford, Mrs. ...
Ann Smith, the Pulteneys, the Earl of Darlington, and W. Rigby, Esq.; and, with Norfield Hall and Erdswick Hall, belongs now to Lewis Loyd, Esq. Hulgrave Hall was formerly the seat of the Hulgraves; passed to J. F. France, Esq.; and is now a farm-house. The chapelry was constituted in 1840, and is sometimes called Leighton-cum-Minshull-Vernon. Post town, Middlewich. Pop., 619. Houses, 103. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £110.* Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church stands at BradfieldGreen; was built in 1854, at a cost of £1,700; is in the early English style; and consists of nave and chancel, with bell-turret. There are an Independent chapel and a national school.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Minshull Vernon has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Crewe and Nantwich. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Minshull Vernon and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Minshull Vernon, in Crewe and Nantwich and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 13th December 2013
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