Weaver Vale  Cheshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Weaver Vale like this:

WEAVER (The), a river of Cheshire; rising near Burley-Dam, adjacent to Salop; and running about 30 miles, first north-north-eastward, past Nantwich, next northward, past Church-Minshulland Over, then north-north-westward, past Northwich and Weaverham, to the Mersey, 2½ miles below Runcorn. It has long, in its lower reaches, been crowded with flats, conveying salt to Liverpool and other places; it is naturally navigable, for vessels of 200 tons burden, up to Northwich; and, in 1867-8, it was much widened and deepened.

Weaver Vale through time

Weaver Vale is now part of Vale Royal district. Click here for graphs and data of how Vale Royal has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Weaver Vale itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Weaver Vale, in Vale Royal and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th September 2021

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