Place:Backford, Cheshire, England

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NameBackford
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.25°N 2.9°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoChester Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Chester City (borough), Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it was located 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been part since 2009
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Backford is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated between Chester and Ellesmere Port on the A41 trunk road, to the north of the Shropshire Union Canal. Backford Cross is located about 1.5 miles (2 km) north of Backford. According to the 2001 UK Census, it had a population of 109.

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Backford became a civil parish in 1866. Prior to that it had been a township in the ancient parishes of Backford and Stoak, in the Wirral hundred. It included the hamlet of Strawberry and part of the hamlet of Backford Cross. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of the Chester Rural District.

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