Place:Bexton, Cheshire, England

TypeCivil parish, Hamlet
Coordinates53.288°N 2.389°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoKnutsford, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bucklow Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Knutsford, Cheshire, Englandurban district which absorbed a significant part of the parish in 1936
Macclesfield District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire East District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bexton has been since 2009 a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. Part of the parish was absorbed into Knutsford in 1936 and is located to the south of the centre of the town. According to the 2001 census the remainder of the parish had a population of 9.

Bexton Hall is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building, and is the only listed building in the parish.

NOTE: The population as given in Wikipedia has been verified. Office for National Statistics: Census 2001: Parish Headcounts : Macclesfield

Bexton was originally a township in Knutsford ancient parish in Bucklow Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 49 in 1801, 87 in 1851, 124 in 1901 and 11 in 1951.

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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