Place:Bowdon, Cheshire, England

Alt namesBowdensource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeUrban district, Suburb
Coordinates53.383°N 2.367°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBucklow (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Trafford (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Bowdon is a village and electoral ward in Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England. Bowdon, along with Altrincham and Hale, has some of the most expensive houses outside of London. The ward of Bowdon is mostly rural and encompasses a number of small villages including Dunham Massey, which is owned by The National Trust.


From 1894 to 1974, Bowdon formed an Urban District local government district in the administrative county of Cheshire.

Since April 1, 1974, Bowdon has formed an electoral ward and component area of the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford. Prior to this Bowdon formed:

  • Bowdon Local Board (1864–75)
  • Bowdon Urban Sanitary District (1875–94)
  • Bowdon Urban District (1894–1974)
  • Altrincham Poor Law Union(1837 to 1895)
  • Bucklow Poor Law Union(1895 to 1930)

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