Aston juxta Mondrum

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Aston juxta Mondrum
St Oswalds, Worleston Cheshire.jpg
St Oswald's Church, Worleston
Aston juxta Mondrum is located in Cheshire
Aston juxta Mondrum
Aston juxta Mondrum
Location within Cheshire
Population292 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ651567
Civil parish
  • Aston juxta Mondrum
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCW5
Dialling code01270
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°06′22″N 2°31′16″W / 53.106°N 2.521°W / 53.106; -2.521Coordinates: 53°06′22″N 2°31′16″W / 53.106°N 2.521°W / 53.106; -2.521

Aston juxta Mondrum is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is about four miles north of Nantwich. The civil parish also includes part of Worleston village.


The name of the village means 'Aston near Mondrum [forest],' presumably to set it apart from other places named 'Aston.'[1]


The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book as consisting of three households.[2] Worleston Dairy Institute was located in the civil parish, and received a royal visit from George V and Queen Mary in 1913.[3] The institute closed in 1926.[4]


According to the 2001 Census the parish had a population of 133, in 55 households.[5] The population of the civil parish had risen at the 2011 Census to 292.[6] The historical population figures were 111 (1801), 171 (1851), 194 (1901) and 141 (1951).[7]


St Oswald's School in 1996

The grade-II-listed St Oswald's Church, founded 1873, is in Worleston village.[7] A major fire in 1997 damaged the roof, chancel and organ loft; the church has since been restored.[8][9][10] St Oswald's has been administered since 1991 as a united benefice, the Cross Country Group of Parish Churches, with St Mary's, Acton, St Bartholomew's, Church Minshull, and St David's, Wettenhall. It falls into the rural deanery of Nantwich and the diocese of Chester.[11] Since 2007, the vicar has been the Reverend Peter Lillicrap.[12] A magazine, Cross Country, is circulated across all four churches.[13]

St Oswald's CE Primary School (SJ652567) on Church Lane was originally Worleston National School and is still often referred to as "Worleston School". The present building dates from 1887, although there are records of the school as early as 1863.[14]

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  1. ^ "Aston juxta Mondrum". Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Place: Aston [juxta Mondrem]". Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  3. ^ Anon. The King and Queen at Crewe. The Times, p. 9 (22 April 1913)
  4. ^ Latham, p. 53
  5. ^ "2001 Census: Aston juxta Mondrum CP (parish headcounts)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 February 2008.
  6. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Aston juxta Mondrum". GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy. Retrieved 29 February 2008.
  8. ^ "History of St Oswald's Church". Cross Country Group of Parish Churches. Retrieved 29 February 2008.
  9. ^ "St. Oswald's Church, Worleston after the fire". Geograph. Retrieved 29 February 2008.
  10. ^ "St. Oswald's Church, Worleston after the fire". Geograph. Retrieved 29 February 2008.
  11. ^ Latham, p. 9
  12. ^ "Church Officers: Reverend Peter Lillicrap". Cross Country Group of Parish Churches. Retrieved 26 February 2008.
  13. ^ "Acton, Edleston and Henhull Parish Plan" (PDF). Cheshire County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 July 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2007.
  14. ^ Latham, pp. 91–2

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