Swettenham, Cheshire Family History Guide

Swettenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Kermincham.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1547
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1596

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SWETTENHAM, a township and a parish in Congleton district, Cheshire. The township lies on the river Dane, 2 miles E of Holmes-Chapel r. station, and 5 NW by W of Congleton. Acres, 991. Real property, £2,098. Pop., 187. houses, 36. The manor, with S. Hall, belongs to Mrs. Swettenham. The parish contains also Kermincham township, and comprises 2,200 acres. Post town, Congleton. Pop., 350. Houses, 62. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £330. Patron, the Rev. R. Blincoe. The church is ancient. There are a Roman Catholic chapel, and charities £18.

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