Place:Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire, England

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NameUpton-by-Chester
Alt namesOptonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 54
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.217°N 2.867°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBroxton (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Great Boughton Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1871
Chester Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district of which it was part after 1871
Tarvin Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, Englandunitary authority in which it is located since 2009
Chester St. Mary-on-the-Hill, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Upton-by-Chester is a civil parish and a large suburb on the outskirts of Chester, in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It includes the villages of Upton and Upton Heath. At the 2001 Census the population was recorded as 7,800.

Upton was prior to 1866 a township in Broxton Hundred (part located in the parish of Chester St. Mary-on-the-Hill). The population was 173 in 1801, 555 in 1851, 1,769 in 1901 and 6,343 in 1951.

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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