Place:Bruera, Cheshire, England

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NameBruera
Alt namesChurton-Heathsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTownship
Coordinates53.168°N 2.8434°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBroxton (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Chester St. Oswald, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part until 1866
source: Family History Library Catalog

Bruera is a village in Cheshire, England. Prior to 1866 it was a township of the ancient parish of Chester St. Oswald as were many of the surrounding townships.

The relationship between Bruera and Buerton (near Aldford) is unknown. A Vision of Britain through Time directs both to the same page of their website. Google Earth only shows Bruera.

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.