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Betchton is located in Cheshire
Betchton shown within Cheshire
Population 677 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ780585
Civil parish
  • Betchton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Sandbach
Postcode district CW11
Dialling code 01270
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°07′27″N 2°19′45″W / 53.124069°N 2.329085°W / 53.124069; -2.329085Coordinates: 53°07′27″N 2°19′45″W / 53.124069°N 2.329085°W / 53.124069; -2.329085

Betchton is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 620,[1] increasing to 677 at the 2011 Census.[2] The parish is immediately to the east of Sandbach, and includes Betchton Heath, Malkin's Bank and Hassall Green.

The parish elects 10 councillors to the parish council.[3]


Betchton civil parish was originally part of Sandbach Ancient Parish, and was created a separate parish from it in 1866. It also was part of Nantwich Hundred, Congleton Poor Law Union, Rural Sanitary District, and (after 1866) it formed part of Congleton Rural District[4] until 1974, when it became part of the Borough of Congleton.

In terms of parliamentary representation, the Betchton area (including the period before the creation of the civil parish) was in the Cheshire, Southern Division constituency from 1832 to 1867; in the Cheshire South Division constituency from 1867 to 1885; in the Crewe division, from 1885 to 1948; from 1948 it was in Knutsford County Constituency,[4] but it is currently in Congleton County Constituency.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Official 2001 Census Figures. Neighbourhood Statistics Website. Retrieval Date: 23 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistice. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Betchton Parish Council website. Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieval Date: 23 August 2007.
  4. ^ a b Youngs, F. A. (1991). page 8.
  5. ^ Election Maps website. Source for current Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries. Retrieval Date: 23 August 2007.


  • Youngs, F. A. (1991). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. Volume I: Northern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0-86193-127-0.

External links[edit]

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