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Survey of English Place-Names

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Parish in the County of Cheshire


The ancient parish of Astbury comprised the townships 1. Eaton 161 and 2. Somerford Booths 163 in Macclesfield Hundred, and the following in Northwich Hundred, 3. Newbold Astbury, 4. Buglawton (v. foll.), 5. Congleton (a municipal borough chartered in 1272, 1624–5 and 1835, now a c.p. including Buglawton supra ), 6. Davenport (v. Brereton 274supra ), 7. Hulme Walfield, 8. Moreton cum Alcumlow, 9. Odd Rode, 10. Smallwood, 11. Somerford cum Radnor. Also in Astbury parish, originally, were Brereton, Swettenham and Church Lawton, parishes, v. 274, 281supra , 320 infra , Orm2 iii 21, 70.

Major Settlements

Other places in this Parish

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