In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Wistaston like this:
WISTASTON, a parish, with a village, in Nantwich district, Cheshire; 2 miles WSW of Crewe r. station. Post town, Nantwich. Acres, 1,465. Real property, £3,031. Pop., 331. Houses, 59. The Manor-House is the seat of J. Hill, Esq.; and W. Hall, of E. D. Broughton, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £200.* Patron, Mrs. Broughton. The church was built in 1828. There is a Church school.
Wistaston is now part of Crewe and Nantwich district. Click here for graphs and data of how Crewe and Nantwich has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wistaston itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wistaston, in Crewe and Nantwich and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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