Church Lawton Cheshire Family History Guide

Church Lawton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Alternative names: Lawton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1596

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Astbury
  • Wolstanton
  • Barthomley
  • Sandbach
  • Talke

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHURCH-LAWTON, a parish in Congleton district, Cheshire; on the Trent and Mersey canal, adjacent to the Macclesfield and Colwich railway, 1½ mile NNW of Kidsgrove Junction r. station, and 5 SSW of Congleton. Post town, Lawton, under Stoke-upon-Trent. Acres, 1,452. Real property, £3,108. Pop., 724. Houses, 131. The property is subdivided. There are salt-works, collieries, and quarries. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £360. Patron,B. Lawton, Esq. The church is very good; and there are a Methodist chapel and a handsome school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


County: Cheshire
Civil Registration District: Congleton
Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
Rural Deanery: Middlewich
Poor Law Union: Congleton
Hundred: Northwich
Province: York