Place:Cheshire, England

NameCheshire
Alt namesChessource: postal abbreviation
Cheshsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Chestersource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Chestershiresource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
CHSsource: Chapman county code(GENUKI)
County of Chestersource: Wikipedia
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates53°N 2.7°W
Located inEngland
See alsoGreater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan county to which various districts were transferred 1974
Merseyside, Englandmetropolitan county to which districts were transferred 1974
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Birkenhead ( - 1974 )
Chester
Stockport ( - 1974 )
Wallasey ( - 1974 )
Borough (metropolitan)
Stockport ( - 1974 )
Borough (municipal)
Altrincham ( - 1974 )
Bebington ( - 1974 )
Congleton
Crewe
Dukinfield ( - 1974 )
Ellesmere Port
Hyde ( - 1974 )
Macclesfield
Sale ( - 1974 )
Stalybridge ( - 1974 )
Warrington ( 1974 - )
Widnes ( 1974 - )
Civil parish
Acton (near Nantwich)
Acton (near Weaverham)
Acton Grange ( - 1936 )
Adlington
Agden (near Malpas)
Aldersey
Aldford
Allostock
Alpraham
Alsager
Alvanley
Alvaston
Anderton with Marbury ( 1988 - )
Anderton ( - 1988 )
Antrobus
Appleton
Arrowe ( - 1974 )
Ashley
Ashton
Aston by Budworth
Aston juxta Mondrum
Aston
Audlem
Austerson
Bache
Backford
Baddiley
Baddington
Baguley ( - 1931 )
Barnton
Barrow
Barthomley
Bartington ( - 1936 )
Barton
Basford
Batherton
Beeston
Betchton
Bexton
Bickerton
Bickley
Bidston-cum-Ford ( - 1974 )
Birtles ( - 1936 )
Blakenhall
Bollin Fee ( - 1936 )
Bollington (near Lymm)
Bollington (near Macclesfield)
Bosden ( - 1974 )
Bosley
Bradley
Bradwall
Bramhall ( - 1974 )
Bredbury ( - 1974 )
Bridgemere
Brimstage ( - 1974 )
Brindley
Brinnington ( - 1974 )
Broomhall
Broxton
Bruen Stapleford
Buerton (near Aldford)
Buerton (near Nantwich)
Bulkeley
Bunbury
Burland
Burton by Tarvin
Burton
Burtonwood ( 1974 - )
Burwardsley
Butley
Caldecott
Calveley
Capenhurst
Capesthorne ( - 1936 )
Carden
Carrington ( - 1974 )
Castle Northwich ( - 1894 )
Cheadle Moseley ( - 1974 )
Cheadle and Gatley ( 1894 - 1974 )
Cheadle ( - 1974 )
Checkley cum Wrinehill
Chelford
Chester Castle ( 1894 - 1974 )
Chester St. Mary on the Hill
Chidlow
Childer Thornton
Cholmondeley
Cholmondeston
Chorley (near Nantwich)
Chorley (near Wilmslow)
Chorlton (near Malpas)
Chorlton (near Nantwich)
Chowley
Christleton
Church Hulme ( - 1974 )
Church Minshull
Church Shocklach
Churton by Aldford ( - 2015 )
Churton by Farndon
Claughton-cum-Grange ( - 1974 )
Claverton
Clifton ( - 1936 )
Clotton Hoofield
Clutton
Coddington
Cogshall ( - 1936 )
Comberbach
Coole Pilate
Coppenhall
Cotton Abbotts
Cotton Edmunds
Crewe by Farndon
Crewe
Croft ( 1933 - )
Croughton
Crowley ( - 1936 )
Crowton
Cuddington by Malpas
Cuddington by Weaverham
Cuerdley ( 1974 - )
Culcheth ( 1974 - )
Darnhall
Delamere
Disley
Dodcott cum Wilkesley
Doddington
Dodleston
Duckington
Duddon
Dunham Massey ( - 1974 )
Dunham on the Hill
Dutton
Eaton (near Chester)
Eaton (near Congleton)
Eaton (near Tarporley) ( - 1936 )
Eccleston
Edge
Edgerley
Edleston
Egerton
Elton in Warmingham
Faddiley
Fallibroome ( - 1936 )
Farndon
Foulk Stapleford
Frankby ( - 1974 )
Frodsham Lordship ( - 1936 )
Frodsham
Fulshaw ( - 1894 )
Gawsworth
Glazebury ( 1974 - )
Godley ( - 1974 )
Golborne ( 1974 - )
Golbourn Bellow
Golbourn David
Grafton
Grange ( - 1974 )
Grappenhall
Greasby ( - 1974 )
Great Boughton
Great Meols ( - 1974 )
Great Mollington ( - 1901 )
Great Sankey ( 1974 - )
Great Saughall ( - 1948 )
Great Stanney
Great Sutton
Great Warford
Guilden Sutton
Hale (near Altrincham) ( - 1974 )
Hale (near Widnes) ( 1974 - )
Halton ( - 1967 )
Hampton
Handley
Hankelow
Hapsford
Hartford
Harthill
Haslington
Hassall
Hatherton
Hattersley ( - 1974 )
Hatton (near Tarporley)
Hatton (near Warrington)
Haughton
Henbury cum Pexall ( - 1936 )
Henbury ( 1936 - )
Henhull
High Legh
Higher Bebington ( - 1974 )
Hockenhull
Hollingworth ( - 1974 )
Holmes Chapel ( 1974 - )
Hoole
Hoose ( - 1974 )
Hooton
Horton cum Peel
Horton
Hough in Wybunbury
Houghton Middleton and Arbury ( 1974 - )
Hoylake cum West Kirby ( 1894 - 1974 )
Hunsterson
Hurdsfield
Hurleston
Huxley
Iddinshall
Irby ( - 1974 )
Keckwick ( - 1936 )
Kelsall
Kenyon ( 1974 - )
Kettleshulme
Kingsley
Kingsmarsh
Landican ( - 1974 )
Larkton
Lea (near Nantwich)
Lea Newbold
Leighton (near Crewe)
Leighton (near Neston)
Liscard ( - 1974 )
Little Budworth
Little Leigh
Little Meols ( - 1974 )
Little Mollington ( - 1901 )
Little Saughall ( - 1848 )
Little Sutton
Little Warford ( 1951 - )
Littleton
Low Oulton
Lower Bebington ( - 1974 )
Lower Kinnerton
Lower Withington
Ludworth ( 1936 - 1974 )
Lyme Handley
Lymm
Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough ( 1981 - )
Macclesfield Forest
Macclesfield
Macefen
Malpas
Manley
Marbury (near Northwich) ( - 1988 )
Marbury cum Quoisley
Marlston cum Lache
Marston
Marthall cum Warford ( 1894 - 1951 )
Marton (near Congleton)
Marton (near Winsford)
Matley ( - 1974 )
Mellor ( 1936 - 1974 )
Mere
Middlewich
Millington
Mobberley
Mollington (near Chester) ( 1901 - )
Moore
Moston (near Chester)
Mottram St. Andrew
Mouldsworth
Nantwich
Nether Alderley ( 1866 - )
Netherpool
Newhall (near Nantwich)
Newton (near Hyde) ( - 1974 )
Newton by Chester
Newton by Daresbury ( - 1936 )
Newton by Frodsham
Newton by Prestbury ( - 1936 )
Newton by Tattenhall
Newton juxta Malpas
Noctorum ( - 1974 )
Norbury (near Nantwich)
Norbury (near Stockport) ( - 1974 )
Norley
North Rode
Northen Etchells ( - 1931 )
Northenden ( - 1931 )
Norton ( - 1967 )
Oakmere
Odd Rode
Offerton ( - 1974 )
Old Withington ( - 1936 )
Oldcastle
Onston
Over Alderley ( 1866 - )
Over
Overton
Oxton ( - 1974 )
Partington ( - 1974 )
Peckforton
Penketh ( 1974 - )
Pensby ( - 1974 )
Peover Inferior
Peover Superior
Pickmere
Picton
Plumley
Poole
Pott Shrigley
Poulton
Poulton-cum-Seacombe ( - 1974 )
Poulton-cum-Spital ( - 1974 )
Poulton-with-Fearnhead ( 1974 - )
Pownall Fee ( - 1894 )
Poynton with Worth
Poynton ( - 1881 )
Prestbury
Preston on the Hill
Prior's Heys
Pulford
Rainow
Reddish ( 1901 - 1974 )
Ridley
Rixton with Glazebrook ( 1974 - )
Romiley ( - 1974 )
Rope
Rostherne
Rowton
Runcorn
Rushton
Saighton
Seven Oaks ( - 1936 )
Shavington cum Gresty
Shocklach Oviatt
Shotwick Park
Siddington
Snelson
Somerford Booths
Sound
Southworth-with-Croft ( 1974 - )
Spurstow
Stapeley
Stayley
Stockham ( - 1936 )
Stockport Etchells ( - 1974 )
Stockton
Stoke (near Nantwich)
Storeton ( - 1974 )
Stretton (near Malpas)
Stretton (near Warrington)
Sutton (near Runcorn)
Tabley Inferior
Tabley Superior
Tarporley
Tarvin
Tattenhall
Tatton
Taxal
Thelwall
Thingwall ( - 1974 )
Thornton Hough ( - 1974 )
Thornton le Moors
Threapwood ( 1896 - )
Tilston
Tilstone Fearnall
Tittenley
Tiverton
Toft
Torkington ( - 1974 )
Tushingham cum Grindley
Tytherington ( - 1936 )
Upton (near Macclesfield) ( - 1936 )
Upton by Birkenhead ( - 1974 )
Upton by Chester
Utkinton
Walgherton
Wallerscote ( - 1892 )
Walton
Warburton ( - 1974 )
Wardle
Weaver ( - 1892 )
Weaverham
Wervin
West Kirby ( - 1974 )
Weston (near Runcorn)
Weston by Crewe
Wettenhall
Whitby
Whitegate and Marton ( 1988 - )
Whitley ( 1936 - )
Wigland
Wildboarclough ( - 1981 )
Willaston (near Nantwich)
Wilmslow
Wimbolds Trafford
Wincham
Wincle
Winnington ( - 1936 )
Wirswall
Wistaston
Withington ( 1936 - 1978 )
Woodbank
Woodchurch ( - 1974 )
Woodcott
Woolstanwood
Woolston-with-Martinscroft ( 1974 - )
Worleston
Worth ( - 1881 )
Wrenbury cum Frith
Wybunbury
Wychough
Yeardsley cum Whaley ( 1894 - 1936 )
District municipality
Cheshire East District ( 2009 - )
Cheshire West and Chester District ( 2009 - )
Chester City District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Congleton District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Crewe and Nantwich District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Ellesmere Port and Neston District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Halton District ( 1974 - )
Macclesfield District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Vale Royal District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Warrington District ( 1974 - )
Former parish
Handforth with Bosden ( - 1877 )
Kerridge
Hamlet
Agden (near Malpas)
Bexton
Bridge Trafford
Churton Heath
Claverton
Croughton
Netherpool
Overpool
Picton
Rock Ferry ( - 1974 )
Toft
Hundred
Broxton Hundred
Bucklow Hundred
Eddisbury Hundred
Macclesfield Hundred
Nantwich Hundred
Northwich Hundred
Wirral Hundred
Inhabited place
Adlington
Alderley Edge
Altrincham ( - 1974 )
Alvanley
Barnston ( - 1974 )
Beeston
Bewsey
Bidston ( - 1974 )
Blackden Heath
Bostock
Broadbottom ( - 1974 )
Bromborough ( - 1974 )
Buerton (near Nantwich)
Bunbury
Burton
Byley
Caldy ( - 1974 )
Calveley
Capenhurst
Chester
Childer Thornton
Comber Mere
Compstall ( - 1974 )
Cranage
Croft ( 1933 - )
Cuddington by Weaverham
Culcheth ( 1974 - )
Daresbury
Davenham
Ditton
Duckington
Eastham ( - 1974 )
Egerton
Egremont ( - 1974 )
Ellesmere Port
Elton in Thornton
Fearnhead
Foxwist Green
Frodsham
Gatley ( - 1974 )
Goostrey
Great Budworth
Great Saughall ( - 1948 )
Great Sutton
Hatchmere
Hatton (near Warrington)
Helsby
Hermitage Green
Hoole
Hooton
Houghton Green
Ince
Irby ( - 1974 )
Keckwick ( - 1936 )
Kelsall
Kerridge
Knutsford
Lach Dennis
Langley
Latchford
Lawton
Leasowe ( - 1974 )
Ledsham
Little Neston
Little Saughall ( - 1848 )
Little Stanney
Lostock Gralam
Ludworth ( 1936 - 1974 )
Marple ( - 1974 )
Marthall ( 1851 - )
Martinscroft
Matley ( - 1974 )
Mellor ( 1936 - 1974 )
Mickle Trafford
Middlewich
Mollington (near Chester) ( 1901 - )
Moreton ( - 1974 )
Morley Green
Moulton
Ness
Neston
New Brighton ( - 1974 )
New Ferry ( - 1974 )
Newchurch (near Winwick) ( 1974 - )
Norton ( - 1967 )
Oakgrove
Ollerton
Orford
Padgate
Parkgate
Pensby ( - 1974 )
Port Sunlight ( - 1974 )
Prenton ( - 1974 )
Puddington
Raby ( - 1974 )
Ringway ( - 1974 )
Risley
Rixton with Glazebrook ( 1974 - )
Sandbach
Sandiway
Saughall Massie ( - 1974 )
Saughall
Shocklach
Shotwick
Stockton Heath
Styal
Sutton Lane Ends
Tarvin
Thurstaston ( - 1974 )
Timperley ( - 1974 )
Twiss Green
Walton
Warrington ( 1974 - )
Waverton
Wervin
West Kirby ( - 1974 )
Weston by Crewe
Wharton
Wheelock
Willaston (near Neston)
Wilmslow
Winsford
Withington Green
Woodford ( - 1974 )
Woolston
Locality
Hale Barns ( - 1974 )
Prior's Heys
Threapwood ( 1896 - )
Parish
Agden (near Altrincham)
Bidston ( - 1974 )
Blacon-cum-Crabwall
Buglawton
Daresbury
Great Budworth
Overchurch by Birkenhead ( - 1974 )
Stoak
Woodchurch ( - 1974 )
Parish (ancient)
Alderley
Aldford
Ashton upon Mersey ( - 1974 )
Astbury ( - 1866 )
Audlem
Backford
Baddiley
Barrow
Barthomley
Bebington ( - 1974 )
Bowdon ( - 1974 )
Bunbury
Burton
Cheadle ( - 1974 )
Chester St. Mary on the Hill
Chester St. Oswald ( - 1882 )
Christleton
Coddington
Coppenhall
Delamere
Dodleston
Dunham on the Hill
Eccleston
Farndon
Frodsham
Grappenhall
Guilden Sutton
Handley
Harthill
Henbury cum Pexall ( - 1936 )
Heswall ( - 1974 )
Little Budworth
Lymm
Malpas
Middlewich
Mobberley
Nantwich
Northenden ( - 1931 )
Over
Plemstall
Prestbury
Pulford
Rostherne
Runcorn
Shocklach
Stockport ( - 1974 )
Stoke (near Chester)
Tarporley
Tarvin
Tattenhall
Taxal
Thornton le Moors
Tilston
Waverton
Weaverham
Whitegate
Wilmslow
Wistaston
Wrenbury cum Frith
Wybunbury
Yeardsley cum Whaley ( 1894 - 1936 )
Parish (political)
Abbey Precincts
Registration district
Altrincham Registration District ( 1837 - 1898 )
Birkenhead Registration District ( 1861 - 1974 )
Bucklow Registration District ( 1898 - 1974 )
Cheshire Central Registration District ( 1998 - 2007 )
Cheshire East Registration District (early) ( 1998 - 2007 )
Cheshire East Registration District (late) ( 2009 - )
Cheshire Registration District ( 2007 - 2009 )
Cheshire West Registration District ( 1998 - 2007 )
Cheshire West and Chester Registration District ( 2009 - )
Chester Registration District ( 1870 - 1974 )
Chester and Ellesmere Port Registration District ( 1974 - 1998 )
Congleton Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Congleton and Crewe Registriation District ( 1974 - 1991 )
Crewe Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Great Boughton Registration District ( 1837 - 1870 )
Halton Registration District ( 1974 - )
Hyde Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Macclesfield Registration District ( 1837 - 1998 )
Nantwich Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
North East Cheshire Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Northwich Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Runcorn Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
South Cheshire Registration District ( 1991 - 1998 )
Stockport Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Tarvin Registration District ( 1871 - 1930 )
Vale Royal Registration District ( 1974 - 1998 )
Wallasey Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Warrington Registration District ( 1974 - )
West Cheshire Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Wirral Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Rural district
Bucklow Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Chester Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Congleton Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Disley Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Macclesfield Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Malpas Rural ( 1894 - 1936 )
Nantwich Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Northwich Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Runcorn Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Stockport Rural ( 1894 - 1904 )
Tarvin Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Tintwistle Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Tittenley Rural ( 1894 - 1895 )
Wirral Rural ( 1894 - 1933 )
Seat
Eaton (near Chester)
Suburb
Ashton upon Mersey ( - 1974 )
Bache
Baguley ( - 1931 )
Blacon-cum-Crabwall
Bosden ( - 1974 )
Bowdon ( - 1974 )
Bredbury ( - 1974 )
Brooklands ( - 1974 )
Carrington ( - 1974 )
Cheadle ( - 1974 )
Claughton-cum-Grange ( - 1974 )
Dukinfield ( - 1974 )
Dunham Massey ( - 1974 )
Egremont ( - 1974 )
Godley ( - 1974 )
Hale Barns ( - 1974 )
Hattersley ( - 1974 )
Heaton Chapel ( 1913 - 1974 )
Heaton Mersey ( 1913 - 1974 )
Heaton Moor ( 1913 - )
Heaton Norris ( 1913 - 1974 )
Landican ( - 1974 )
Latchford
Leasowe ( - 1974 )
Ludworth ( 1936 - 1974 )
Marple ( - 1974 )
New Brighton ( - 1974 )
Newton (near Hyde) ( - 1974 )
Newton by Chester
Noctorum ( - 1974 )
Northen Etchells ( - 1931 )
Northenden ( - 1931 )
Oldfield Brow ( - 1974 )
Overchurch by Birkenhead ( - 1974 )
Oxton ( - 1974 )
Partington ( - 1974 )
Penketh ( 1974 - )
Poulton-cum-Seacombe ( - 1974 )
Reddish ( 1901 - 1974 )
Ringway ( - 1974 )
Rock Ferry ( - 1974 )
Romiley ( - 1974 )
Sutton (near Runcorn)
Thingwall ( - 1974 )
Timperley ( - 1974 )
Tranmere ( - 1974 )
Upton by Birkenhead ( - 1974 )
Upton by Chester
Warburton ( - 1974 )
West Timperley ( - 1974 )
Weston (near Runcorn)
Woodchurch ( - 1974 )
Woodford ( - 1974 )
Township
Acton (near Nantwich)
Acton (near Weaverham)
Acton Grange ( - 1936 )
Agden (near Altrincham)
Agden (near Malpas)
Aldersey
Allostock
Alpraham
Alsager
Alvaston
Anderton ( - 1988 )
Antrobus
Appleton
Ashley
Ashton
Aston by Budworth
Aston juxta Mondrum
Aston
Austerson
Bache
Backford
Baddington
Baguley ( - 1931 )
Barnton
Bartington ( - 1936 )
Barton
Basford
Batherton
Beeston
Betchton
Bickerton
Bickley
Bidston-cum-Ford ( - 1974 )
Birtles ( - 1936 )
Blakenhall
Bollin Fee ( - 1936 )
Bollington (near Lymm)
Bollington (near Macclesfield)
Bosley
Bradley
Bradwall
Bramhall ( - 1974 )
Bredbury ( - 1974 )
Bridge Trafford
Bridgemere
Brindley
Brinnington ( - 1974 )
Broomhall
Broxton
Bruen Stapleford
Bruera
Buerton (near Aldford)
Buerton (near Nantwich)
Buglawton
Bulkeley
Burland
Burton by Tarvin
Burwardsley
Butley
Caldecott
Calveley
Capenhurst
Capesthorne ( - 1936 )
Carden
Carrington ( - 1974 )
Castle Northwich ( - 1894 )
Cheadle Bulkeley ( - 1974 )
Cheadle Moseley ( - 1974 )
Chelford
Chidlow
Cholmondeley
Cholmondeston
Chorley (near Nantwich)
Chorley (near Wilmslow)
Chorlton (near Malpas)
Chorlton (near Nantwich)
Chowley
Church Hulme ( - 1974 )
Church Minshull
Church Shocklach
Churton Heath
Churton by Aldford ( - 2015 )
Churton by Farndon
Claughton-cum-Grange ( - 1974 )
Claverton
Clifton ( - 1936 )
Clotton Hoofield
Clutton
Cogshall ( - 1936 )
Comberbach
Coole Pilate
Cotton Abbotts
Cotton Edmunds
Crewe by Farndon
Crewe
Croughton
Crowley ( - 1936 )
Crowton
Cuddington by Malpas
Daresbury
Darnhall
Disley
Dodcott cum Wilkesley
Doddington
Duckington
Duddon
Dukinfield ( - 1974 )
Dunham Massey ( - 1974 )
Dunham on the Hill
Dutton
Eaton (near Chester)
Eaton (near Congleton)
Eaton (near Tarporley) ( - 1936 )
Edge
Edgerley
Edleston
Egerton
Elton in Warmingham
Faddiley
Fallibroome ( - 1936 )
Foulk Stapleford
Frodsham Lordship ( - 1936 )
Fulshaw ( - 1894 )
Gawsworth
Godley ( - 1974 )
Golbourn Bellow
Golbourn David
Grafton
Grange ( - 1974 )
Greasby ( - 1974 )
Great Boughton
Great Mollington ( - 1901 )
Great Saughall ( - 1948 )
Great Warford
Hale (near Altrincham) ( - 1974 )
Halton ( - 1967 )
Hampton
Hankelow
Hapsford
Haslington
Hassall
Hatherton
Hattersley ( - 1974 )
Hatton (near Tarporley)
Haughton
Henhull
High Legh
Higher Bebington ( - 1974 )
Hockenhull
Hollingworth ( - 1974 )
Hoole
Hooton
Horton cum Peel
Horton
Hough in Wybunbury
Hunsterson
Huntington
Hurdsfield
Hurleston
Huxley
Iddinshall
Keckwick ( - 1936 )
Kelsall
Kenyon ( 1974 - )
Kettleshulme
Kingsley
Larkton
Lea (near Nantwich)
Lea Newbold
Leighton (near Crewe)
Leighton (near Neston)
Little Leigh
Little Mollington ( - 1901 )
Little Saughall ( - 1848 )
Little Sutton
Littleton
Low Oulton
Lower Kinnerton
Lower Withington
Lyme Handley
Macclesfield Forest
Macclesfield
Macefen
Manley
Marbury (near Northwich) ( - 1988 )
Marbury cum Quoisley
Marlston cum Lache
Marston
Marton (near Congleton)
Marton (near Winsford)
Mere
Millington
Moore
Moston (near Chester)
Mottram St. Andrew
Mouldsworth
Nether Alderley ( 1866 - )
Newhall (near Nantwich)
Newton (near Hyde) ( - 1974 )
Newton by Chester
Newton by Daresbury ( - 1936 )
Newton by Frodsham
Newton by Prestbury ( - 1936 )
Newton by Tattenhall
Newton juxta Malpas
Norbury (near Nantwich)
Norbury (near Stockport) ( - 1974 )
Norley
North Rode
Northen Etchells ( - 1931 )
Norton ( - 1967 )
Oakmere
Odd Rode
Offerton ( - 1974 )
Old Withington ( - 1936 )
Oldcastle
Onston
Over Alderley ( 1866 - )
Overton
Oxton ( - 1974 )
Partington ( - 1974 )
Peckforton
Peover Inferior
Peover Superior
Pickmere
Picton
Plumley
Poole
Pott Shrigley
Poulton
Pownall Fee ( - 1894 )
Poynton ( - 1881 )
Prestbury
Preston on the Hill
Rainow
Ridley
Romiley ( - 1974 )
Rope
Rowton
Rushton
Saighton
Seven Oaks ( - 1936 )
Shavington cum Gresty
Shocklach Oviatt
Siddington
Snelson
Somerford Booths
Sound
Spurstow
Stapeley
Stayley
Stockham ( - 1936 )
Stockton
Stoke (near Chester)
Stoke (near Nantwich)
Stretton (near Malpas)
Stretton (near Warrington)
Sutton (near Runcorn)
Tabley Superior
Thelwall
Tilstone Fearnall
Tittenley
Tiverton
Torkington ( - 1974 )
Tushingham cum Grindley
Tytherington ( - 1936 )
Upton (near Macclesfield) ( - 1936 )
Upton by Chester
Utkinton
Walgherton
Wallerscote ( - 1892 )
Walton
Wardle
Weaver ( - 1892 )
Wervin
Weston (near Runcorn)
Wettenhall
Whaley Bridge ( - 1936 )
Wigland
Wildboarclough ( - 1981 )
Willaston (near Nantwich)
Wimbolds Trafford
Wincham
Wincle
Winnington ( - 1936 )
Wirswall
Woodbank
Woodcott
Woolstanwood
Worleston
Worth ( - 1881 )
Wrenbury cum Frith
Wychough
Yeardsley cum Whaley ( 1894 - 1936 )
Unitary authority
Cheshire East District ( 2009 - )
Cheshire West and Chester District ( 2009 - )
Halton District ( 1974 - )
Warrington District ( 1974 - )
Unknown
Arclid
Birches
Blackden
Brereton cum Smethwick
Bucklow
Burley-Dam
Byley-with-Yatehouse
Church Lawton
Clive
Cotton
Croxton
Eddisbury
Frith
Gloverstone
Goostrey cum Barnshaw
Greavefold
Hulme Walfield
Hulme
Hulse
Kermincham
Kinderton with Hulme
Kingswood
Leese
Leftwich
Marton (near Northwich)
Micklehurst
Millbrook
Minshull Vernon
Mooresbarrow with Parme
Moreton cum Alcumlow
Moston (near Sandbach)
Mottram
Newbold Astbury
Newhall (near Northwich)
Newton (near Middlewich)
Occleston
Occlestone
Radnor
Ravenscroft
Romily
Rudheath
Saniway
Shipbrook
Shurlach
Smallwood
Somerford
Spital Boughton
Sproston
Stanthorne
Stublach
Sutton (near Middlewich)
Swettenham
Tetton
Tintwistle
Twemlow
Warmingham
Whatcroft
Wimboldsley
Witton-cum-Twambrooks
Woodhead
Urban district
Alderley Edge
Alsager
Altrincham ( - 1974 )
Ashton upon Mersey ( - 1974 )
Bebington and Bromborough ( 1922 - 1933 )
Bollington (near Macclesfield)
Bowdon ( - 1974 )
Bredbury and Romiley ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bromborough ( - 1974 )
Buglawton
Cheadle and Gatley ( 1894 - 1974 )
Compstall ( - 1974 )
Ellesmere Port and Whitby
Ellesmere Port
Golborne ( 1974 - )
Hale (near Altrincham) ( - 1974 )
Handforth
Hazel Grove and Bramhall ( 1900 - 1974 )
Higher Bebington ( - 1974 )
Hollingworth ( - 1974 )
Hoole
Hoylake cum West Kirby ( 1894 - 1974 )
Hoylake ( - 1974 )
Knutsford
Longdendale ( 1936 - 1974 )
Lower Bebington ( - 1974 )
Lymm
Marple ( - 1974 )
Middlewich
Mottram in Longdendale ( - 1974 )
Nantwich
Neston
Neston-cum-Parkgate
Northwich
Runcorn
Sandbach
Tarporley
Whaley Bridge ( - 1936 )
Wilmslow
Winsford
Wirral Urban ( 1933 - 1974 )
Yeardsley cum Whaley ( 1894 - 1936 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cheshire (archaically the County Palatine of Chester; abbreviated Ches.) is a ceremonial county in northwest England, in the United Kingdom. The western edge of the county forms part of England's border with Wales. Cheshire's county town is the city of Chester, although the largest town is Warrington, which until 1974 was in Lancashire. Other major towns include Widnes, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Winsford, Northwich, and Wilmslow. Until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974 the county contained the Wirral, Stockport, Sale, Altrincham and other towns which are now part of Merseyside or Greater Manchester.


Today the county is bordered by Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south, and Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales to the west. Cheshire is also a part of the Welsh Marches.

Cheshire's area is 2,343 square kilometres (905 sq mi) and its population is around 1 million. Apart from the large towns along the River Mersey and the historic city of Chester, it is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages that support an agricultural industry. It is historically famous as a former principality and for the production of Cheshire cheese, salt, bulk chemicals, and woven silk.

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History

Toponymy

Cheshire's name was originally derived from an early name for Chester, and was first recorded as Legeceasterscir in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, meaning the shire of the city of legions. Although the name first appears in 980, it is thought that the county was created by Edward the Elder around 920.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cheshire.

Administrative history

After the Norman conquest of 1066 by William I, dissent and resistance continued for many years after the invasion. In 1069 local resistance in Cheshire was finally put down using draconian measures as part of the Harrying of the North. The ferocity of the campaign against the Saxon populace was enough to end all future resistance. Examples were made of major landowners such as Saxon Earl Edwin of Mercia, their properties confiscated and redistributed amongst Norman barons. William I made Cheshire a county palatine and gave Gerbod the Fleming the title, first Earl of Chester. But when he returned to Normandy in about 1070, the king used his absence to declare the earldom forfeit and gave the title and Cheshire to Hugh d'Avranches (nicknamed Hugh Lupus, or 'wolf'). Due its strategic location on Welsh Marches, the Earl had complete autonomous powers to rule on behalf of the king in the county palatine.

Palatine hundreds

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cheshire.

Palatine feudal baronies

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cheshire.

Lands devolved to Lancashire

In 1182 the land north of the Mersey became administered as part of the new county of Lancashire, thus resolving any uncertainty about the county in which the land "Inter Ripam et Mersam"(the area between the Mersey and Ribble) was. Over the years, the ten hundreds consolidated and changed names to leave just seven--Broxton, Bucklow, Eddisbury, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Northwich and Wirral.

Acquires Welsh-March lands

In 1397 the county had lands in the march of Wales added to its territory, and was promoted to the rank of principality. This was because of the support the men of the county had given to King Richard II, in particular by his standing armed force of about 500 men called the "Cheshire Guard". As a result the King's title was changed to "King of England and France, Lord of Ireland, and Prince of Chester". No other English county has been honoured in this way, although it lost the distinction on Richard's fall in 1399.

Lands devolved to Greater Manchester and Merseyside

Through the Local Government Act 1972, which came into effect on 1 April 1974, some areas in the north-west of Cheshire became part of the metropolitan counties of Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
Greater Manchester absorbed

Merseyside took on much of the Wirral Peninsula in the north-west, including the county boroughs of

At the same time the Tintwistle Rural District was transferred to Derbyshire.
The area of Lancashire south of the Merseyside/Greater Manchester area, including Widnes and the county borough of Warrington, was added to the new non-metropolitan county of Cheshire.

Cheshire 1974-1998

From 1 April 1974 the area under the control of the county council was divided into eight local government districts:

Unitary Authorities created

On 1 April 1998 Halton and Warrington became unitary authorities independent of Cheshire County Council, but remained part of Cheshire for ceremonial purposes and also for fire and policing. In April 2009 the remainder of Cheshire was converted into two more unitary authorities: Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester.

Since 1 April 2009 the cities and towns in Cheshire are:
Cheshire East (unitary)


Cheshire West and Chester (unitary)


Halton (unitary)


Warrington (unitary)

Politics and administration

Cheshire is a ceremonial county. This means that although there is no county-wide elected local council, Cheshire has a Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff for ceremonial purposes under the Lieutenancies Act 1997. All four unitary authority areas (Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, and Warrington) have borough status.

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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Panorama photo showing part of the Cheshire Plain looking from the Mid-Cheshire Ridge
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