Place:Mickle Trafford, Cheshire, England

NameMickle Trafford
Alt namesTrafordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.217°N 2.833°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoPlemstall, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Broxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Chester Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
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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Mickle Trafford is a village and civil parish which since 2009 has been located in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. Since 1866 it has included the hamlets of Plemstall and Bridge Trafford. In 2004 the population of the civil parish was estimated to be 2,140, although the 2001 census recorded only 1,831 people. The A56 road from Chester to Warrington passes through the village and the Chester-Warrington railway line passes to immediately to its east.

Until 1866 Mickle Trafford was a township in Plemstall Parish in Broxton Hundred. Today Mickle Trafford is the larger place and Plemstall is part of it. Mickle Trafford's population was 247 in 1801, 303 in 1851, 268 in 1901 and 348 in 1951. (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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