Place:Eaton (near Chester), Cheshire, England

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NameEaton (near Chester)
Alt namesIron Bridgesource: hamlet in parish
Eaton
Eaton Hallsource: manor in parish
TypeTownship, Seat, Civil parish
Coordinates53.1403°N 2.8775°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoEccleston, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a part
Broxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it is located
Chester City District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Eaton Hall is the country house of the Duke of Westminster. It is set within a large estate 1 mile (2 km) south of the village of Eccleston, in Cheshire, England. The house is surrounded by formal gardens, parkland, farmland and woodland. The estate covers an area of about 10,872 acres (4,400 ha).

Eaton Hall is the latest of many "stately homes" built on this site. They are all covered in Wikipedia.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Eaton Hall, Cheshire.

Eaton was a township in the ancient parish of Eccleston in Broxton Hundred. It became a civil parish in 1866. Eaton includes the hamlet of Iron Bridge. The population was 81 in 1801, 87 in 1851, 182 in 1901, 706 in 1951, and 51 in 2001. (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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