Place:Marston, Cheshire, England

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NameMarston
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.267°N 2.5°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoGreat Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Northwich Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located
Vale Royal District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Marston is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester in Cheshire, England. The settlement is located on the River Weaver, close to Anderton and the Anderton Boat Lift. The nearest major settlement to Marston is Manchester which lies 15 miles northeast. Marston is the site of the Lion Salt Works, now an industrial museum.

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Marston was one of the townships of the parish of Great Budworth in Bucklow Hundred until it was made a civil parish in 1866. The population was 284 in 1801, 559 in 1851, 878 in 1901, 729 in 1951, and 525 in 2001.

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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