Place:Dunham on the Hill, Cheshire, England

NameDunham on the Hill
Alt namesMorley Bridgesource: hamlet in parish
Donehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 52
TypeTownship, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.25°N 2.783°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoThornton le Moors, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was located
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Dunham on the Hill is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. It is located on the A56 main road, near Helsby.

The village of Dunham on the Hill is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. It is situated 120 feet (37 m) above sea level, south west of Helsby Hill, and 6 miles (9.7 km) from Chester. Originally a small hamlet, it has gradually enlarged. The population of the parish from fewer than 300 in the early 1900s to 534 recorded in the 2001 UK census.

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Dunham on the Hill was a township in Thornton le Moors ancient parish in Eddisbury Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlet of Morley Bridge. The population was 260 in 1801, 332 in 1851, 282 in 1901, 446 in 1951, and 534 in 2001. In 2015 the civil parish was abolished. (Source: GENUKI)

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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