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Repository Cheshire Record Office
Level Collection (Fonds)
Reference QPMi
Title Middlewich Petty Sessions records
Date 1933-1967
Description General court registers 1934-1966. Juvenile court registers 1933-1967. Other records 1959-1967.
Location Held offsite - consult staff
Access Conditions Magistrates court records are closed for 30A years; and records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998
Administrative History From its formation in 1873 the division was initially known as "Northwich", although Northwich itself was at this time part of the Leftwich division [see QPNo]. It included the townships of: Allostock, Alsager, Arclid, Betchton, Blackden, Bostock, Bradwall, Brereton cum Smethwick, Buglawton, Byley, Church Hulme, Church Lawton, Clive, Cotton, Cranage, Davenport, Elton (nr. Sandbach), Goostrey cum Barnshaw, Hassall, Hulme Walfield, Kermincham, Kinderton, Leese, Middlewich, Minshull Vernon, Moreton cum Alcumlow, Moston (nr. Sandbach), Newbold Astbury, Odd Rode, Sandbach, Smallwood, Somerford, Sproston, Stanthorne, Swettenham, Tetton, Twemlow, Warmingham, Whatcroft and Wimboldsley.

In 1899 the Leftwich division was renamed Northwich [see QPNo], while at the same time the former Northwich division was renamed "Middlewich & Sandbach". The latter was again renamed in 1907 as "Middlewich", after the townships of Alsager, Arclid, Betchton, Bradwall, Brereton cum Smethwick, Buglawton, Church Lawton, Davenport, Elton (nr. Sandbach), Hassall, Kermincham, Moston (nr. Sandbach), Sandbach and Wheelock, became part of the new Sandbach division [see QPS]. Whatcroft was returned to the Northwich division in 1909 [see QPNo].

Records of the Northwich division (1873-1899) and Middlewich & Sandbach divisions (1899-1907) are included here with records of the Middlewich division.

Middlewich petty sessional division was abolished in 1967 to become part of the new South East Cheshire division [see QPSe].
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