Wistaston, Cheshire Family History Guide

Wistaston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1593

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WISTASTON, a parish, with a village, in Nantwich district, Cheshire; 2 miles WSW of Crewe r. station. Post town, Nantwich. Acres, 1,465. Real property, £3,031. Pop., 331. Houses, 59. The Manor-House is the seat of J. Hill, Esq.; and W. Hall, of E. D. Broughton, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £200. Patron, Mrs. Broughton. The church was built in 1828. There is a Church 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: Nantwich
  • 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: Nantwich
  • Poor Law Union: Nantwich
  • Hundred: Nantwich
  • Province: York