Lower Peover, Cheshire Family History Guide

Lower Peover is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1814 from Great Budworth Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Allostock, Inferior Peover, Peover Inferior, and Plumbley.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1570
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Unitarian.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PEOVER (Lower), a chapelry in Great Budworth parish, Cheshire; on the river Peover, 2¾ miles S by W of Knutsford r. station. It comprises the townships of Nether Peover, Inferior Peover, Allostock, and Plumbley; and its post town is Nether Peover, under Knutsford. Acres, 5,738. Real property, £10,085. Pop., 1,268. Houses, 240. The manors of Peover Inferior and Plumbley belong to Lord De Tabley; that of Nether Peover, to Lord De Tabley and Sir W. Shakerley, Bart.; and that of Allostock, to Sir W. Shakerley, Bart. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £96. Patron, Lord De Tabley. The church is of the 13th century; has a stone tower of 1562; and was restored, at a cost of £1,300, in 1852. There is a parochial school.

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: Altrincham
  • 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: Frodsham
  • Poor Law Union: Altrincham
  • Hundred: Bucklow
  • Province: York