Place:Bradley, Cheshire, England

Alt namesBradley Greensource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.0086°N 2.7378°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBroxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Malpas Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Tarvin Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1936-1974
Chester City District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict in which it was located 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, Englandunitary authority in which it is located since 2009
Malpas, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which the township was located until 1866
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bradley is a civil parish which since 2009 has been located in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. In the UK census of 2001 it had a population of 61. The main settlement in the parish is the hamlet of Bradley Green.

Before 1866 Bradley was a township and chapelry in Malpas ancient parish in the Broxton hundred of Cheshire. The population was 77 in 1801, 125 in 1851, 124 in 1901, and 105 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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