Lower Whitley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1824 from Great Budworth Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Whitley Inferior and Whitley Superior.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1777
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1847
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
WHITLEY (Lower), a chapelry in Great Budworth parish, Cheshire; consisting of W.-Inferior and W.-Superior townships. Acres, 2,129. Pop., 578. Houses, 115. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £130. Patron, Sir J. M. L. Chetwode, Bart. The church is in W.-Inferior, and was improved in 1865. A national school also is there; and a Wesleyan chapel is in W.-Superior.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851
Whitley (Lower or Nether), a chapelry in the parish of Great Budworth, western division of the hund. of Bucklow, union of Runcorn, co.-palatine of Chester; 5 miles north-west by north of Northwich. Living, a perpetual curacy annexed to the vicarage of Great Budworth. “In this township is a chapel-of-ease, called Whitley chapel, within the parish of Great Budworth. This chapel was built anew, but upon an old foundation, by Thomas Tuschet, late of Nether Whitley, Esq., at his own cost.” — Leycester’s Hist, of the Antiq. of Chester. Acres 880. Houses 30. A. P. £1,678. Pop., in 1801, 137; in 1831, 237. Poor rates, in 1838, £113 6s.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
WHITLEY, LOWER, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Great Budworth, union of Runcorn, hundred of Bucklow, N. division of the county of Chester, 4¾ miles (N. W. by N.) from Northwich; containing 219 inhabitants. The township comprises 974 acres, of which the soil is partly sand and partly clay. Sir John Chetwode, Bart., is lord of the manor, and principal landed proprietor. The hamlet of Grimsditch is in the township; and Grimsditch Hall is the property of the family of Grimsditch. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £108; patron, Sir John Chetwode; appropriators, the Dean and Canons of Christ-Church, Oxford. The chapel, rebuilt about 1600, is a small brick edifice with bay-windows. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; also a school, founded in 1645.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Cheshire
- Civil Registration District: Runcorn
- 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: Runcorn
- Hundred: Bucklow
- Province: York