Place:Bridge Trafford, Cheshire, England

NameBridge Trafford
Alt namesTrafford Bridgesource: alternate name
Bridge-Traffordsource: Family History Library Catalog
Trofordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 52
Trosfordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 52
TypeTownship, Hamlet
Coordinates53.233°N 2.817°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBroxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was part situated
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was part situated
Plemstall, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part until 1866
Mickle Trafford, Cheshire, Englandcivil parish in which it was located after 1866
Chester Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district covering the area 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
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bridge Trafford is a hamlet and civil parish situated near to Chester. Since 2009 it has been located in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The hamlet lies some 2 miles (3 km) to the north of the centre of the village of Mickle Trafford on the A56 road. At the 2001 UK census it had a population of 33.

Prior to 1866 Bridge Trafford was a township in the ancient parish of Plemstall in Broxton Hundred. In 1866 Bridge Trafford was incorporated into the civil parish of Mickle Trafford along with Plemstall. (Source: GENUKI)

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Bridge Trafford.

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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