Lower Whitley, Cheshire Family History Guide

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.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1777
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1847

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

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].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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