Goostrey, Cheshire Family History Guide

Goostrey is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1724 from Goostrey cum Barnshaw chapelry in Sandbach Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Blackden.

Alternative names: Goostree cum Barnshaw, Goostrey cum Barnshaw

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1576

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Over Peover
  • Sandbach
  • Prestbury
  • Lower Peover

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GOOSTREY-CUM-BARNSHAW, a township-chapelry in Sandbach parish, Cheshire; near the river Dane, 3 miles NNW of Holmes-Chapel r. station, and 6 S of Knutsford. Post town, Holmes-Chapel, under Middlewich. Acres, 1,697. Real property, £2,741. Pop., 268. Houses, 51. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £175. Patron, the Vicar of Sandbach. The church is modern, on the site of an ancient one. There are a national school, in the Tudor style, and charities £8.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Northwich
  • 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