Place:Keckwick, Cheshire, England

Alt namesKekewicksource: Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72
TypeTownship, Village, Civil parish
Coordinates53.341°N 2.636°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1936)
See alsoRuncorn, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1936
Daresbury, Cheshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1936
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Keckwick is a village near Runcorn in Cheshire, England. It borders on Daresbury and parts of Warrington.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Keckwick from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"KEKEWICK, or KECKWICK, a township in Runcorn parish, Cheshire; on the Northwestern and the Chester and Manchester railways, and on the Bridgewater canal, 4½ miles SW of Warrington. Acres: 522. Real property, £886: Population: 115. Houses: 12. The manor belongs to Sir Richard Brooke, Bart."

Keckwick was a township until 1936 and a civil parish from 1866 (when civil parishes were first established) until 1936. In 1936 it was absorbed by the neighbouring parish of Daresbury. The population was 69 in 1801, 89 in 1851, and 65 in 1901. Prior to 1936 it was part of the Runcorn Rural District (1894-1936). (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time)

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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