Smallwood, Cheshire Family History Guide

Smallwood is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1848 from Astbury Ancient Parish.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1857
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1857

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SMALLWOOD, a township-chapelry in Astbury parish, Cheshire; 3 miles ESE of Sandbach, and 3¾ NNW of Kidsgrove-Junction r. station. It has a post-office under Stoke-on-Trent. Acres, 2,133. Real property, £4,392. Pop., 590. Houses, 122. S. House and Moss End are chief residences. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £100. Patron, the Rector of Astbury. The church was built in 1845, and is in the early English style. There is a national 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: 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