Information about Wistaston

Introduction to Wistaston

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.


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 was one of several local villages with the suffix ‘tune’ or ‘ton’ - meaning a ‘farmstead’.

Puritan Poet John Milton married his third wife on 24th February 1663. She was Wistonian Elizabeth Mynshull age 24. Elizabeth was a member of the Mynshull (Minshull) family who lived at the now demolished Wells Green farm.

There are several old properties of historical interest located within Wistaston including Wistaston Hall, now the Oblate Retreat C 17th century with the original building dating back to C 12th century; St Mary the Virgin Church, C 19th century; West End, C 17th century; Red Hall Farm, C 17th century; Wistaston Manor, C 17th century and Wistaston Mill. There are C 17th century cottages in the village.

Council Events

19 Sep 2019 7:30pm
Wistaston Parish Council Meeting

17 Oct 2019 7:30pm
Wistaston Parish Council Meeting

21 Nov 2019 7:30pm
Wistaston Parish Council Meeting

19 Dec 2019 7:30pm
Wistaston Parish Council Meeting

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