Acton  Cheshire


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

ACTON, a township and a parish in Nantwich district, Cheshire. The township lies on the Birmingham and Liverpool canal, near the Shropshire Union railway, 1½ mile WNW of Nantwich; and has a post office under Nantwich. Acres, 722. Pop., 297. Houses, 57. The parish comprises the townships of Acton, Cool-Pilate, Austerson, Baddington, Edleston, Burland, Faddiley, Brindley, Henhull, Hurleston, Poole, Stoke, Cholmon destone, Aston-juxta-Mondrum, and Worleston. ...

Acres, 15,542. Real property, £2,978. Pop. 3,125. Houses, 625. The manor belonged to the Saxon earl Morcar, and passed, through the Lovels, Ardens, and Wilbrahams, to the Tollemaches. The parish church and Dorfold Hall were garrisoned, during the civil war, by successively the regal and the parliamentary forces. The church is early English, and contains some ancient monuments. Dor fold Hall was built in 1616, consists of dark brick, has large bay windows and massive chimneys, and contains some well-preserved, rich, plaster ornaments. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £627.* Patron, J. Tollemache, Esq. The p. curacy of Burley Dam is a separate benefice. Charities, £100.

Acton through time

Acton 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 Acton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Acton, in Crewe and Nantwich and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th April 2024

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