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The History of Weston

The History of Weston (South Cheshire), Charles E. S. Fairey, 2010

The History of Weston (South Cheshire) is a 160 page long journey through the history of the parish.

The first part of the book takes you from the Prehistoric Period to the Modern Day, including in some detail medieval fields, The Civil War and The Second World War, as well as other events in history, along with many transcriptions of original historic records.

It details with the use of these historic records the span of the centuries which has influenced the changing and evolving nature of the village, its hamlets, and people.

The second part of the book homes in on other aspects of the history of Weston. Some examples include township/parish boundaries, place-names, religion (including All Saints Church, Methodist Chapels and burial grounds), manors (including a lost manor and the late Weston Hall), education, public houses (including The White Lion and The Broughton Arms), mills, farms, smithies and other trades.

Throughout the book are tables of information, annotated maps, old maps and photos of some of the buildings of Weston.

Look Up Service

I am happy to look up historic information I have collated on the history of Weston (South Cheshire) or the village's ancestors for members of the public, as long as the information you require is not a robust search. Please 'contact me' to discuss what you are looking for, and how I may help.

This Book has now SOLD OUT, but copies are available at:

Cheshire Libraries and Local Studies:

1 copy for loan and 3 copies for reference, (usually 1 available to lend at Alsager Mobile Library; and 3 reference copies at Crewe Reference Library: Local Studies; Nantwich Reference Library: Local Studies; and Cheshire Archives and Local Studies, Chester; but please check availability and reference in advance, by going to these websites:- 

Copies at Other Libraries:
  • The Family History Society of Cheshire (Crewe Resource Centre) currently open on Mondays & Tuesdays, 10am to 4pm, on the 2nd Floor of Crewe Municipal Buildings, opposite the War Memorial, please enquire at reception in the entrance lobby. For more information please see: Cheshire FHS: Research Centre - Crewe @

For local schoolchildren a copy is held at each of these School's libraries: 
  • Weston Village Primary School
  • Shavington High School, Shavington
  • Malbank School & Sixth Form Centre, Nantwich