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Wistaston is a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, in North West England. It is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Crewe town centre and 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Nantwich town centre.[citation needed] It has a population of 8,222,[1] reducing to 8,117 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Wells Green Methodist Church (2).JPG
Wells Green Methodist Church
Wistaston is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population8,117 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ682539
Civil parish
  • Wistaston
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCREWE
Postcode districtCW2
Dialling code01270
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°04′56″N 2°28′29″W / 53.0821°N 2.4747°W / 53.0821; -2.4747Coordinates: 53°04′56″N 2°28′29″W / 53.0821°N 2.4747°W / 53.0821; -2.4747
Wistaston in Bloom - flowerbed opposite Memorial Hall
Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club - 30th anniversary celebration
Wistaston Village Fete, within grounds of St Mary's Church Rectory, Wistaston



In the Domesday Survey of 1086, the area was called Wistanestune and was a going concern having a population of 25 to 30 people, valuable woodland and arable land, and deer roaming about. It had been worth 30 shillings, but after William the Conqueror's devastation of Cheshire, it was worth just ten shillings in 1086. It was one of several local villages with the suffix ‘tune’ or ‘ton’ - meaning a ‘farmstead’.[citation needed]


The village has won the following awards, Cheshire Community Council ‘Best Kept Village Competition’ (1984, 1988, 1998, 1999, 2000), Civic Pride Award (1993, 1994, 1995) and Cheshire Community Council ‘Community Pride’ (2005).[citation needed]

Parish councilEdit

The Wistaston Parish Council comprises 15 elected councillors, five from each of the three wards of Wistaston (Wistaston Green, St Mary's, and Wells Green).[citation needed] The current Chairman of the Parish Council is Councillor John Moore.[citation needed] The annual Parish Council meeting, to which all local Wistonians are invited, is held in April each year in the Wistaston Memorial Hall.[citation needed] Wistaston Parish Council Website

Local schoolsEdit

There are three primary schools in the civil parish, Berkeley (now called The Berkeley Academy), Wistaston Church Lane (now called Wistaston Church Lane Academy) and Wistaston Green (now called Wistaston Academy).


There are many events in the village each year including:-

  • Village Fete (includes crowning of the Rose Queen, as well as Wistonian of the Year) - formerly held every year at St Mary's Church Rectory in mid-June. Since the Rectory grounds were sold to housing developers the Fete has been held at Wistaston Church Lane Academy School[citation needed]
  • Flower and Vegetable Show - held every year at St Mary's Church Hall in August.[citation needed]
  • Details of events can be found on the Wistaston Community Web site,


There are a variety of sports teams including: archery, badminton, cricket, soccer (football), tennis and bowls.[citation needed] Wistaston Sports and Leisure Association run the Eric Swan Sports Ground and Brittles Pavilion. The ground is located off Church Lane behind the primary school. The association was set up in 1997. It is an independent 'not for profit' organisation set up to encourage sport and leisure activities in Wistaston. [3]

Further readingEdit

The village magazine, Roundabout, is circulated to over 4,000 homes within Wistaston four times a year.[4] It is distributed ‘round about’ Wistaston, hence its title.[citation needed] The 100th issue of Roundabout was published in spring 2006 - its 25th anniversary.[citation needed] The first editor of Roundabout was Malcolm Bellis[citation needed]; the current editor is Eileen Bamber.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts :Crewe and Nantwich Retrieved 2009-12-04
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Wistaston Sports and Leisure Association". Wistaston Sports and Leisure Association.
  4. ^ "Roundabout Magazine". Wistaston Community Council.

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