Place:Utkinton, Cheshire, England

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NameUtkinton
Alt namesCotebrooksource: hamlet in parish
Fishers Greensource: hamlet in parish
High Billingesource: hamlet in parish
Hollins Hillsource: hamlet in parish
Heath Greensource: hamlet in parish
Quarrybank or Quarry Banksource: hamlet in parish
Rowley Banksource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.083°N 2.683°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoTarporley, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Utkinton is a civil parish and small village in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is approximately 8 miles west of Winsford and north of Tarporley and 9 miles east of Chester. Utkinton is at the heart of the local farming community. The upper part of Utkinton is known as 'Quarry Bank'.

It has a small population, measured at 706 at the 2011 UK census.

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Further details from GENUKI:

Utkinton was a township in Tarporley ancient parish in Eddisbury Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlets of Cotebrook (partly in Rushton until 1936), Fishers Green, High Billinge, Hollins Hill, Heath Green, Quarrybank and Rowley Bank. The population was 458 in 1801, 500 in 1851, 463 in 1901, 507 in 1951, and 651 in 2001.

Churches within Utkinton are St. Paul (Church of England), built 1954, and Utkinton Primitive Methodist Chapel, built 1863, which has fallen into disrepair. In Cotebrook there is St. John & Holy Cross (Church of England), built in 1875, and another Primitive Methodist Chapel, built 1843.


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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