Place:Cheshire, England

NameCheshire
Alt namesChessource: postal abbreviation
Cheshsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Chestersource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Chestershiresource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
CHSsource: Chapman county code(GENUKI)
County of Chestersource: Wikipedia
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates53°N 2.7°W
Located inEngland
See alsoGreater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan county to which various districts were transferred 1974
Merseyside, Englandmetropolitan county to which districts were transferred 1974
Contained Places
Ancient parish
Alderley
Aldford
Ashton upon Mersey ( - 1930 )
Astbury ( - 1886 )
Audlem
Backford
Baddiley
Barrow
Barthomley
Bowdon ( - 1974 )
Brereton cum Smethwick ( - 1936 )
Bunbury
Cheadle ( - 1974 )
Chester St. Mary on the Hill
Chester St. Oswald ( - 1882 )
Christleton
Church Lawton
Church Minshull
Coppenhall ( - 1866 )
Davenham
Delamere ( - 2015 )
Dodleston
Eccleston
Farndon
Frodsham
Grappenhall
Great Budworth
Guilden Sutton
Handley
Ince ( - 1950 )
Knutsford
Little Budworth
Lymm
Malpas
Middlewich
Mobberley
Mottram in Longdendale ( - 1974 )
Nantwich
Northenden ( - 1931 )
Over
Overchurch by Birkenhead ( - 1974 )
Peover Superior
Plemstall
Prestbury
Rostherne
Runcorn
Sandbach
Swettenham
Tarporley
Tarvin
Thornton le Moors
Warburton ( - 1974 )
Warmingham
Weaverham
Whitegate
Wistaston
Wrenbury cum Frith
Wybunbury
Borough
Altrincham ( - 1974 )
Chester
Congleton
Frodsham
Halton ( - 1967 )
Knutsford
Macclesfield
Malpas
Middlewich
Nantwich
Northwich
Over
Stockport ( - 1974 )
Tarporley
Borough (county)
Birkenhead ( - 1974 )
Wallasey ( - 1974 )
Borough (metropolitan)
Warrington (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Borough (municipal)
Bebington ( - 1974 )
Crewe
Dukinfield ( - 1974 )
Ellesmere Port
Hyde ( - 1974 )
Sale ( - 1974 )
Stalybridge ( - 1974 )
Chapelry
Buglawton ( - 1936 )
Congleton
Mellor ( 1936 - 1974 )
Civil parish
Acton (near Nantwich)
Acton (near Weaverham) ( - 1967 )
Acton Grange ( - 1936 )
Adlington
Agden (near Malpas)
Aldersey
Aldford and Saighton ( 2015 - )
Aldford
Allostock
Alpraham
Alsager
Alvanley
Alvaston
Anderton with Marbury ( 1988 - )
Anderton ( - 1988 )
Antrobus
Appleton
Arclid
Arrowe ( - 1974 )
Ashley
Ashton
Aston by Budworth
Aston juxta Mondrum
Aston
Audlem
Austerson
Bache
Backford
Baddiley
Baddington
Baguley ( - 1931 )
Barnton
Barrow
Barthomley
Bartington ( - 1936 )
Barton
Basford
Batherton
Beeston
Betchton
Bexton
Bickerton
Bickley
Bidston cum Ford ( - 1974 )
Birches ( - 1892 )
Birtles ( - 1936 )
Blackden ( - 1936 )
Blakenhall
Bollin Fee ( - 1936 )
Bollington (near Lymm)
Bosden ( 1877 - 1974 )
Bosley
Bostock
Bradley
Bradwall
Bramhall ( - 1974 )
Bredbury ( - 1974 )
Brereton cum Smethwick ( - 1936 )
Brereton ( 1936 - )
Bridgemere
Brimstage ( - 1974 )
Brindley
Brinnington ( - 1902 )
Broomhall
Broxton
Bruen Stapleford ( - 2015 )
Buerton (near Aldford) ( - 2015 )
Buerton (near Nantwich)
Bulkeley
Bunbury
Burland
Burton (near Neston)
Burton by Tarvin ( - 2015 )
Burwardsley
Butley
Byley
Caldecott
Calveley
Capenhurst
Capesthorne ( - 1936 )
Carden
Carrington ( - 1974 )
Castle Northwich ( - 1894 )
Cheadle Bulkeley ( - 1879 )
Cheadle Hulme ( 1886 - )
Cheadle Moseley ( - 1974 )
Cheadle and Gatley ( 1894 - 1974 )
Cheadle ( - 1974 )
Checkley cum Wrinehill
Chelford
Chester Castle ( 1894 - 1974 )
Chester St. Mary on the Hill
Chidlow
Childer Thornton
Cholmondeley
Cholmondeston
Chorley (near Nantwich)
Chorley (near Wilmslow)
Chorlton (near Malpas)
Chorlton (near Nantwich)
Chowley
Christleton
Church Coppenhall ( - 1936 )
Church Hulme ( - 1974 )
Church Lawton
Church Minshull
Church Shocklach
Churton by Aldford ( - 2015 )
Churton by Farndon
Claughton cum Grange ( - 1974 )
Claverton
Clifton ( - 1936 )
Clive ( - 1936 )
Clotton Hoofield ( - 2015 )
Clutton
Coddington
Cogshall ( - 1936 )
Comberbach
Coole Pilate
Cotton Abbotts
Cotton Edmunds
Cotton ( - 1936 )
Cranage ( - 1982 )
Crewe by Farndon
Crewe
Croughton
Crowley ( - 1936 )
Crowton
Croxton ( - 1892 )
Cuddington by Malpas
Cuddington by Weaverham
Darnhall
Davenham
Delamere ( - 2015 )
Disley
Dodcott cum Wilkesley
Doddington
Dodleston
Duckington
Duddon
Dunham Massey ( - 1974 )
Dunham on the Hill
Dutton
Eastham ( - 1974 )
Eaton (near Chester)
Eaton (near Congleton)
Eaton (near Northwich) ( - 1936 )
Eaton (near Tarporley) ( - 1936 )
Eccleston
Eddisbury ( - 1936 )
Edge
Edgerley
Edleston
Egerton
Elton in Warmingham ( - 1970 )
Faddiley
Fallibroome ( - 1936 )
Farndon
Foulk Stapleford ( - 2015 )
Frankby ( - 1974 )
Frodsham Lordship ( - 1936 )
Fulshaw ( - 1894 )
Gawsworth
Glazebury ( 1974 - )
Godley ( - 1974 )
Golbourn Bellow
Golbourn David
Goostrey cum Barnshaw ( - 1936 )
Grafton
Grappenhall
Greasby ( - 1974 )
Great Boughton
Great Budworth
Great Meols ( - 1894 )
Great Mollington ( - 1901 )
Great Saughall ( - 1948 )
Great Stanney
Great Sutton
Great Warford
Guilden Sutton
Hale (near Altrincham) ( - 1974 )
Hampton
Handley
Hankelow
Hapsford
Hartford
Harthill
Haslington
Hassall
Hatherton
Hattersley ( - 1974 )
Hatton (near Tarporley)
Hatton (near Warrington)
Haughton
Heaton Norris ( 1913 - 1974 )
Henbury cum Pexall ( - 1936 )
Henbury ( 1936 - )
Henhull
Heswall cum Oldfield ( 1866 - 1974 )
High Legh
Higher Bebington ( - 1974 )
Hockenhull ( - 2015 )
Hollingworth ( - 1936 )
Hoole Village
Hoose ( - 1974 )
Hooton
Horton cum Peel ( - 2015 )
Horton
Hough in Wybunbury
Hoylake cum West Kirby ( 1894 - 1974 )
Hulme Walfield
Hulse ( - 1892 )
Hunsterson
Hurdsfield
Hurleston
Huxley
Iddinshall
Irby ( - 1974 )
Keckwick ( - 1936 )
Kelsall
Kermincham ( - 1936 )
Kettleshulme
Kinderton with Hulme ( - 1894 )
Kings Marsh ( - 2015 )
Kingsley
Kingswood ( - 1936 )
Lach Dennis
Landican ( - 1974 )
Larkton
Lea (near Nantwich)
Lea Newbold
Leese ( - 1936 )
Leftwich ( - 1936 )
Leighton (near Crewe)
Leighton (near Neston) ( - 1894 )
Liscard ( - 1974 )
Little Budworth
Little Leigh
Little Meols ( - 1974 )
Little Mollington ( - 1901 )
Little Saughall ( - 1848 )
Little Stanney
Little Sutton
Little Warford ( 1951 - )
Littleton
Lostock Gralam
Low Oulton
Lower Bebington ( - 1974 )
Lower Kinnerton
Lower Withington
Ludworth ( 1936 - 1974 )
Lyme Handley
Lymm
Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough ( 1981 - )
Macclesfield Forest
Macefen ( - 2015 )
Manley
Marbury (near Northwich) ( - 1988 )
Marbury cum Quoisley
Marlston cum Lache
Marston
Marthall cum Warford ( 1894 - 1951 )
Marton (near Congleton)
Marton (near Winsford)
Matley ( - 1936 )
Mellor ( 1936 - 1974 )
Mere
Mickle Trafford
Millington
Minshull Vernon
Mobberley
Mollington (near Chester) ( 1901 - )
Moore
Mooresbarrow with Parme ( - 1892 )
Moreton cum Alcumlow
Moreton in Wirral ( - 1974 )
Moston (near Chester)
Moston (near Sandbach) ( - 1936 )
Mottram St. Andrew
Mottram
Mouldsworth
Nether Alderley ( 1866 - )
Nether Peover
Netherpool
Newbold Astbury
Newhall (near Davenham) ( - 1892 )
Newhall (near Nantwich)
Newton (near Hyde) ( - 1923 )
Newton (near Middlewich) ( - 1894 )
Newton by Chester
Newton by Daresbury ( - 1936 )
Newton by Frodsham
Newton by Prestbury ( - 1936 )
Newton by Tattenhall
Newton juxta Malpas ( - 2015 )
Noctorum ( - 1974 )
Norbury (near Nantwich)
Norbury (near Stockport) ( - 1900 )
Norley
North Rode
Northen Etchells ( - 1931 )
Northenden ( - 1931 )
Norton ( - 1967 )
Oakmere
Occlestone ( - 1892 )
Odd Rode
Offerton ( - 1900 )
Old Withington ( - 1936 )
Oldcastle ( - 2015 )
Onston ( - 1892 )
Over Alderley ( 1866 - )
Overton
Oxton ( - 1974 )
Partington ( - 1974 )
Peckforton
Pensby ( - 1974 )
Peover Inferior
Pickmere
Picton
Plumley
Poole
Pott Shrigley
Poulton cum Seacombe ( - 1974 )
Poulton cum Spital ( - 1974 )
Poulton
Pownall Fee ( - 1894 )
Poynton with Worth
Poynton ( - 1881 )
Prestbury
Preston on the Hill
Prior's Heys ( - 2015 )
Pulford
Radnor ( - 1895 )
Rainow
Ravenscroft ( - 1892 )
Reddish ( 1901 - 1974 )
Ridley
Rixton with Glazebrook ( 1974 - )
Romiley ( - 1974 )
Rope
Rostherne
Rowton
Rudheath
Runcorn
Rushton
Saighton
Seven Oaks ( - 1936 )
Shavington cum Gresty
Shocklach Oviatt
Shotwick Park
Siddington
Smallwood
Snelson
Somerford Booths
Somerford
Sound
Sproston
Spurstow
Stapeley
Stayley ( - 1894 )
Stockham ( - 1936 )
Stockport Etchells ( - 1894 )
Stockton ( - 2015 )
Stoke (near Nantwich)
Storeton ( - 1974 )
Stretton (near Malpas)
Stretton (near Warrington)
Stublach ( - 1891 )
Styal ( 1894 - )
Sutton (near Middlewich) ( - 1892 )
Sutton (near Runcorn)
Sutton Lane Ends
Swettenham
Tabley Inferior
Tabley Superior
Tarvin
Tattenhall
Tatton
Taxal ( - 1936 )
Thelwall
Thingwall ( - 1974 )
Thornton Hough ( - 1974 )
Thornton le Moors
Threapwood ( 1896 - )
Tilston
Tilstone Fearnall
Timperley ( - 1974 )
Tintwistle ( - 1974 )
Tittenley
Tittenley ( - 1895 )
Tiverton
Toft
Torkington ( - 1974 )
Tranmere ( - 1974 )
Tushingham cum Grindley
Twemlow
Tytherington ( - 1936 )
Upton (near Macclesfield) ( - 1936 )
Upton by Birkenhead ( - 1974 )
Upton by Chester
Utkinton
Walgherton
Wallerscote ( - 1892 )
Walton
Warburton ( - 1974 )
Wardle
Warmingham
Weaver ( - 1892 )
Weaverham
Wervin
Weston (near Runcorn)
Weston by Crewe
Wettenhall
Wheelock ( - 1936 )
Whitby
Whitegate and Marton ( 1988 - )
Whitley ( 1936 - )
Wigland
Wildboarclough ( - 1981 )
Willaston (near Nantwich)
Willaston (near Neston)
Willington
Wilmslow
Wimbolds Trafford
Wimboldsley
Wincham
Wincle
Winnington ( - 1936 )
Wirswall
Wistaston
Withington ( 1936 - 1978 )
Witton cum Twambrooks ( - 1894 )
Woodbank
Woodchurch ( - 1974 )
Woodcott
Woolstanwood
Worleston
Worth ( - 1881 )
Wrenbury cum Frith
Wybunbury
Wychough ( - 2015 )
Yeardsley cum Whaley ( 1894 - 1936 )
District municipality
Cheshire East District ( 2009 - )
Cheshire West and Chester ( 2009 - )
Chester City District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Congleton District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Crewe and Nantwich District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Ellesmere Port and Neston District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Halton District ( 1974 - )
Macclesfield District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Vale Royal District ( 1974 - 2009 )
Warrington District ( 1974 - )
Extra parochial area
Delamere ( - 2015 )
Kings Marsh ( - 2015 )
Prior's Heys ( - 2015 )
Former parish
Kerridge
Hamlet
Agden (near Malpas)
Bexton
Cheadle Hulme ( 1886 - )
Churton Heath
Claverton
Croughton
Netherpool
Picton
Rock Ferry ( - 1974 )
Toft
Historical region
Maelor Saesneg
Hundred
Broxton Hundred
Bucklow Hundred
Eddisbury Hundred
Macclesfield Hundred
Nantwich Hundred
Northwich Hundred
Wirral Hundred
Inhabited place
Alderley Edge
Alvanley
Barnston ( - 1974 )
Bewsey
Bidston ( - 1974 )
Blackden Heath
Broadbottom ( - 1974 )
Buerton (near Nantwich)
Bunbury
Burton (near Neston)
Calveley
Chester
Childer Thornton
Comber Mere
Compstall ( - 1974 )
Cuddington by Weaverham
Daresbury
Ditton
Duckington
Egerton
Egremont ( - 1974 )
Elton in Thornton
Fearnhead
Foxwist Green
Gatley ( - 1974 )
Goostrey ( 1936 - )
Hatton (near Warrington)
Helsby
Hermitage Green
Hooton
Houghton Green
Keckwick ( - 1936 )
Kelsall
Kerridge
Latchford
Leasowe ( - 1974 )
Little Neston
Marple ( - 1974 )
Marthall ( 1951 - )
Martinscroft
Matley ( - 1936 )
Mollington (near Chester) ( 1901 - )
Morley Green
Moulton
Ness
New Brighton ( - 1974 )
New Ferry ( - 1974 )
Norton ( - 1967 )
Ollerton
Orford
Padgate
Port Sunlight ( - 1974 )
Ringway ( - 1974 )
Risley
Shocklach
Shotwick
Stockton Heath
Tarvin
Twiss Green
Walton
Waverton
Wervin
Weston by Crewe
Wharton
Wilmslow
Winsford
Withington Green
Woodford ( - 1974 )
Locality
Threapwood ( 1896 - )
Parish
Agden (near Altrincham)
Bidston ( - 1974 )
Blacon cum Crabwall
Culcheth ( 1974 - )
Daresbury
Grange ( - 1974 )
Hale (near Widnes) ( 1974 - )
Houghton Middleton and Arbury ( 1974 - )
Ledsham
Parkgate
Poulton with Fearnhead ( 1974 - )
Saughall ( 1948 - )
Stoak
Thurstaston ( - 1974 )
West Kirby ( - 1974 )
Woodchurch ( - 1974 )
Woolston with Martinscroft ( 1974 - )
Parish (ancient)
Bebington ( - 1974 )
Burton (near Neston)
Coddington
Dunham on the Hill
Harthill
Henbury cum Pexall ( - 1936 )
Heswall ( - 1974 )
Pulford
Shocklach
Stoke (near Chester)
Tattenhall
Taxal ( - 1936 )
Tilston
Waverton
Wilmslow
Yeardsley cum Whaley ( 1894 - 1936 )
Registration district
Altrincham Registration District ( 1837 - 1898 )
Birkenhead Registration District ( 1861 - 1974 )
Bucklow Registration District ( 1898 - 1974 )
Cheshire Central Registration District ( 1998 - 2007 )
Cheshire East Registration District (early) ( 1998 - 2007 )
Cheshire East Registration District (late) ( 2009 - )
Cheshire Registration District ( 2007 - 2009 )
Cheshire West Registration District ( 1998 - 2007 )
Cheshire West and Chester Registration District ( 2009 - )
Chester Registration District ( 1870 - 1974 )
Chester and Ellesmere Port Registration District ( 1974 - 1998 )
Congleton Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Congleton and Crewe Registriation District ( 1974 - 1991 )
Crewe Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Great Boughton Registration District ( 1837 - 1870 )
Halton Registration District ( 1974 - )
Hawarden Registration District ( 1903 - 1974 )
Hawarden Registration District
Hyde Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Macclesfield Registration District ( 1837 - 1998 )
Nantwich Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
North East Cheshire Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Northwich Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Overton Registration District ( 1935 - 1954 )
Runcorn Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
South Cheshire Registration District ( 1991 - 1998 )
Stockport Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Tarvin Registration District ( 1871 - 1930 )
Vale Royal Registration District ( 1974 - 1998 )
Wallasey Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Warrington Registration District ( 1974 - )
West Cheshire Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Wirral Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Rural district
Bucklow Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Chester Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Congleton Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Disley Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Macclesfield Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Malpas Rural ( 1894 - 1936 )
Nantwich Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Northwich Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Runcorn Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Stockport Rural ( 1894 - 1904 )
Tarvin Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Tintwistle Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Tittenley Rural ( 1894 - 1895 )
Wirral Rural ( 1894 - 1933 )
Suburb
Ashton upon Mersey ( - 1930 )
Bache
Baguley ( - 1931 )
Blacon cum Crabwall
Bosden ( 1877 - 1974 )
Bowdon ( - 1974 )
Bredbury ( - 1974 )
Brooklands ( - 1974 )
Carrington ( - 1974 )
Dukinfield ( - 1974 )
Dunham Massey ( - 1974 )
Egremont ( - 1974 )
Godley ( - 1974 )
Hattersley ( - 1974 )
Latchford
Leasowe ( - 1974 )
Ludworth ( 1936 - 1974 )
Marple ( - 1974 )
New Brighton ( - 1974 )
Newton (near Hyde) ( - 1923 )
Newton by Chester
Noctorum ( - 1974 )
Northenden ( - 1931 )
Oldfield Brow ( - 1974 )
Partington ( - 1974 )
Reddish ( 1901 - 1974 )
Ringway ( - 1974 )
Rock Ferry ( - 1974 )
Romiley ( - 1974 )
Sutton (near Runcorn)
Thingwall ( - 1974 )
West Timperley ( - 1974 )
Weston (near Runcorn)
Woodchurch ( - 1974 )
Woodford ( - 1974 )
Township
Acton (near Nantwich)
Acton (near Weaverham) ( - 1967 )
Acton Grange ( - 1936 )
Adlington
Agden (near Altrincham)
Agden (near Malpas)
Aldersey
Allostock
Alpraham
Alsager
Alvaston
Anderton ( - 1988 )
Antrobus
Appleton
Arclid
Ashley
Ashton
Aston by Budworth
Aston juxta Mondrum
Aston
Austerson
Bache
Baddington
Baguley ( - 1931 )
Barnton
Bartington ( - 1936 )
Barton
Basford
Batherton
Beeston
Betchton
Bickerton
Bickley
Bidston cum Ford ( - 1974 )
Birches ( - 1892 )
Birtles ( - 1936 )
Blackden ( - 1936 )
Blakenhall
Bollin Fee ( - 1936 )
Bollington (near Lymm)
Bollington (near Macclesfield)
Bosley
Bostock
Bradley
Bradwall
Bramhall ( - 1974 )
Bredbury ( - 1974 )
Bridge Trafford
Bridgemere
Brindley
Brinnington ( - 1902 )
Broomhall
Broxton
Bruen Stapleford ( - 2015 )
Bruera
Buerton (near Aldford) ( - 2015 )
Buerton (near Nantwich)
Bulkeley
Burland
Burton by Tarvin ( - 2015 )
Burwardsley
Butley
Byley
Caldecott
Caldy ( - 1974 )
Calveley
Capenhurst
Capesthorne ( - 1936 )
Carden
Carrington ( - 1974 )
Castle Northwich ( - 1894 )
Cheadle Bulkeley ( - 1879 )
Cheadle Moseley ( - 1974 )
Chelford
Chidlow
Cholmondeley
Cholmondeston
Chorley (near Nantwich)
Chorley (near Wilmslow)
Chorlton (near Malpas)
Chorlton (near Nantwich)
Chowley
Church Coppenhall ( - 1936 )
Church Hulme ( - 1974 )
Church Shocklach
Churton Heath
Churton by Aldford ( - 2015 )
Churton by Farndon
Claughton cum Grange ( - 1974 )
Claverton
Clifton ( - 1936 )
Clive ( - 1936 )
Clotton Hoofield ( - 2015 )
Clutton
Cogshall ( - 1936 )
Comberbach
Coole Pilate
Cotton Abbotts
Cotton Edmunds
Cotton ( - 1936 )
Cranage ( - 1982 )
Crewe by Farndon
Crewe
Croughton
Crowley ( - 1936 )
Crowton
Croxton ( - 1892 )
Cuddington by Malpas
Daresbury
Darnhall
Davenport ( - 1936 )
Disley
Dodcott cum Wilkesley
Doddington
Duckington
Duddon
Dukinfield ( - 1974 )
Dunham Massey ( - 1974 )
Dunham on the Hill
Dutton
Eaton (near Chester)
Eaton (near Congleton)
Eaton (near Northwich) ( - 1936 )
Eaton (near Tarporley) ( - 1936 )
Eddisbury ( - 1936 )
Edge
Edgerley
Edleston
Egerton
Elton in Warmingham ( - 1970 )
Faddiley
Fallibroome ( - 1936 )
Foulk Stapleford ( - 2015 )
Frodsham Lordship ( - 1936 )
Fulshaw ( - 1894 )
Gawsworth
Godley ( - 1974 )
Golbourn Bellow
Golbourn David
Goostrey cum Barnshaw ( - 1936 )
Grafton
Grange ( - 1974 )
Greasby ( - 1974 )
Great Boughton
Great Mollington ( - 1901 )
Great Saughall ( - 1948 )
Great Warford
Hale (near Altrincham) ( - 1974 )
Hale (near Widnes) ( 1974 - )
Hampton
Handforth with Bosden ( - 1877 )
Hankelow
Hapsford
Hartford
Haslington
Hassall
Hatherton
Hattersley ( - 1974 )
Hatton (near Tarporley)
Haughton
Heaton Norris ( 1913 - 1974 )
Henhull
High Legh
Higher Bebington ( - 1974 )
Hockenhull ( - 2015 )
Hollingworth ( - 1936 )
Hoole Village
Hooton
Horton cum Peel ( - 2015 )
Horton
Hough in Wybunbury
Houghton Middleton and Arbury ( 1974 - )
Hulme Walfield
Hulse ( - 1892 )
Hunsterson
Huntington
Hurdsfield
Hurleston
Huxley
Iddinshall
Keckwick ( - 1936 )
Kelsall
Kermincham ( - 1936 )
Kettleshulme
Kinderton with Hulme ( - 1894 )
Kingsley
Kingswood ( - 1936 )
Lach Dennis
Larkton
Lea (near Nantwich)
Lea Newbold
Leese ( - 1936 )
Leftwich ( - 1936 )
Leighton (near Crewe)
Leighton (near Neston) ( - 1894 )
Little Leigh
Little Mollington ( - 1901 )
Little Saughall ( - 1848 )
Little Sutton
Littleton
Lostock Gralam
Low Oulton
Lower Kinnerton
Lower Withington
Lyme Handley
Macclesfield Forest
Macefen ( - 2015 )
Manley
Marbury (near Northwich) ( - 1988 )
Marbury cum Quoisley
Marlston cum Lache
Marston
Marton (near Congleton)
Marton (near Northwich)
Marton (near Winsford)
Mere
Mickle Trafford
Millington
Minshull Vernon
Monks Coppenhall ( - 1936 )
Moore
Mooresbarrow with Parme ( - 1892 )
Moreton cum Alcumlow
Moston (near Chester)
Moston (near Sandbach) ( - 1936 )
Mottram St. Andrew
Mottram
Mouldsworth
Nether Alderley ( 1866 - )
Nether Peover
Newbold Astbury
Newhall (near Davenham) ( - 1892 )
Newhall (near Nantwich)
Newton (near Hyde) ( - 1923 )
Newton (near Middlewich) ( - 1894 )
Newton by Chester
Newton by Daresbury ( - 1936 )
Newton by Frodsham
Newton by Prestbury ( - 1936 )
Newton by Tattenhall
Newton juxta Malpas ( - 2015 )
Norbury (near Nantwich)
Norbury (near Stockport) ( - 1900 )
Norley
North Rode
Northen Etchells ( - 1931 )
Norton ( - 1967 )
Oakmere
Occlestone ( - 1892 )
Odd Rode
Offerton ( - 1900 )
Old Withington ( - 1936 )
Oldcastle ( - 2015 )
Onston ( - 1892 )
Over Alderley ( 1866 - )
Overton
Oxton ( - 1974 )
Partington ( - 1974 )
Peckforton
Peover Inferior
Pickmere
Picton
Plumley
Poole
Pott Shrigley
Poulton
Pownall Fee ( - 1894 )
Poynton ( - 1881 )
Prenton ( - 1974 )
Preston on the Hill
Puddington
Raby ( - 1974 )
Radnor ( - 1895 )
Rainow
Ravenscroft ( - 1892 )
Ridley
Romiley ( - 1974 )
Rope
Rowton
Rudheath
Rushton
Saighton
Saughall Massie ( - 1974 )
Seven Oaks ( - 1936 )
Shavington cum Gresty
Shocklach Oviatt
Siddington
Smallwood
Snelson
Somerford Booths
Somerford
Sound
Sproston
Spurstow
Stapeley
Stayley ( - 1894 )
Stockham ( - 1936 )
Stockport Etchells ( - 1894 )
Stockton ( - 2015 )
Stoke (near Chester)
Stoke (near Nantwich)
Stretton (near Malpas)
Stretton (near Warrington)
Stublach ( - 1891 )
Sutton (near Middlewich) ( - 1892 )
Sutton (near Runcorn)
Sutton Lane Ends
Tabley Superior
Thelwall
Thurstaston ( - 1974 )
Tilstone Fearnall
Timperley ( - 1974 )
Tintwistle ( - 1974 )
Tittenley
Tittenley ( - 1895 )
Tiverton
Torkington ( - 1974 )
Tranmere ( - 1974 )
Tushingham cum Grindley
Twemlow
Tytherington ( - 1936 )
Upton (near Macclesfield) ( - 1936 )
Upton by Chester
Utkinton
Walgherton
Wallerscote ( - 1892 )
Walton
Wardle
Weaver ( - 1892 )
Wervin
Weston (near Runcorn)
Wettenhall
Whaley Bridge ( - 1936 )
Wheelock ( - 1936 )
Wigland
Wildboarclough ( - 1981 )
Willaston (near Nantwich)
Willington
Wimbolds Trafford
Wimboldsley
Wincham
Wincle
Winnington ( - 1936 )
Wirswall
Woodbank
Woodcott
Woolstanwood
Worleston
Worth ( - 1881 )
Wychough ( - 2015 )
Yeardsley cum Whaley ( 1894 - 1936 )
Unitary authority
Cheshire East District ( 2009 - )
Cheshire East ( 2009 - )
Cheshire West and Chester ( 2009 - )
Halton District ( 1974 - )
Warrington District ( 1974 - )
Unknown
Burley-Dam
Cawarthyn
Frith
Gloverstone
Shipbrook
Shurlach
Spital Boughton
Stanthorne
Tetton ( - 1970 )
Whatcroft
Woodhead
Urban district
Alderley Edge
Alsager
Ashton upon Mersey ( - 1930 )
Bebington and Bromborough ( 1922 - 1933 )
Bollington (near Macclesfield)
Bowdon ( - 1974 )
Bredbury and Romiley ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bromborough ( - 1974 )
Buglawton ( - 1936 )
Cheadle and Gatley ( 1894 - 1974 )
Compstall ( - 1974 )
Ellesmere Port and Whitby
Ellesmere Port
Hale (near Altrincham) ( - 1974 )
Handforth
Hazel Grove and Bramhall ( 1900 - 1974 )
Higher Bebington ( - 1974 )
Hollingworth ( - 1936 )
Hoole by Chester ( - 1954 )
Hoylake cum West Kirby ( 1894 - 1974 )
Hoylake ( - 1974 )
Knutsford
Longdendale ( 1936 - 1974 )
Lower Bebington ( - 1974 )
Lymm
Marple ( - 1974 )
Middlewich
Mottram in Longdendale ( - 1974 )
Neston cum Parkgate
Neston
Runcorn
Sandbach
Whaley Bridge ( - 1936 )
Wilmslow
Winsford
Wirral Urban ( 1933 - 1974 )
Yeardsley cum Whaley ( 1894 - 1936 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cheshire (archaically the County Palatine of Chester; abbreviated Ches.) is a ceremonial county in northwest England, in the United Kingdom. The western edge of the county forms part of England's border with Wales. Cheshire's county town is the city of Chester, although the largest town is Warrington, which until 1974 was in Lancashire. Other major towns include Widnes, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Winsford, Northwich, and Wilmslow. Until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974 the county contained the Wirral, Stockport, Sale, Altrincham and other towns which are now part of Merseyside or Greater Manchester.


Today the county is bordered by Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south, and Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales to the west. Cheshire is also a part of the Welsh Marches.

Cheshire's area is 2,343 square kilometres (905 sq mi) and its population is around 1 million. Apart from the large towns along the River Mersey and the historic city of Chester, it is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages that support an agricultural industry. It is historically famous as a former principality and for the production of Cheshire cheese, salt, bulk chemicals, and woven silk.

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History

Toponymy

Cheshire's name was originally derived from an early name for Chester, and was first recorded as Legeceasterscir in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, meaning the shire of the city of legions. Although the name first appears in 980, it is thought that the county was created by Edward the Elder around 920.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cheshire.

Administrative history

After the Norman conquest of 1066 by William I, dissent and resistance continued for many years after the invasion. In 1069 local resistance in Cheshire was finally put down using draconian measures as part of the Harrying of the North. The ferocity of the campaign against the Saxon populace was enough to end all future resistance. Examples were made of major landowners such as Saxon Earl Edwin of Mercia, their properties confiscated and redistributed amongst Norman barons. William I made Cheshire a county palatine and gave Gerbod the Fleming the title, first Earl of Chester. But when he returned to Normandy in about 1070, the king used his absence to declare the earldom forfeit and gave the title and Cheshire to Hugh d'Avranches (nicknamed Hugh Lupus, or 'wolf'). Due its strategic location on Welsh Marches, the Earl had complete autonomous powers to rule on behalf of the king in the county palatine.

Palatine hundreds

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cheshire.

Palatine feudal baronies

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cheshire.

Lands devolved to Lancashire

In 1182 the land north of the Mersey became administered as part of the new county of Lancashire, thus resolving any uncertainty about the county in which the land "Inter Ripam et Mersam"(the area between the Mersey and Ribble) was. Over the years, the ten hundreds consolidated and changed names to leave just seven--Broxton, Bucklow, Eddisbury, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Northwich and Wirral.

Acquires Welsh-March lands

In 1397 the county had lands in the march of Wales added to its territory, and was promoted to the rank of principality. This was because of the support the men of the county had given to King Richard II, in particular by his standing armed force of about 500 men called the "Cheshire Guard". As a result the King's title was changed to "King of England and France, Lord of Ireland, and Prince of Chester". No other English county has been honoured in this way, although it lost the distinction on Richard's fall in 1399.

Lands devolved to Greater Manchester and Merseyside

Through the Local Government Act 1972, which came into effect on 1 April 1974, some areas in the north-west of Cheshire became part of the metropolitan counties of Greater Manchester and Merseyside.
Greater Manchester absorbed

Merseyside took on much of the Wirral Peninsula in the north-west, including the county boroughs of

At the same time the Tintwistle Rural District was transferred to Derbyshire.
The area of Lancashire south of the Merseyside/Greater Manchester area, including Widnes and the county borough of Warrington, was added to the new non-metropolitan county of Cheshire.

Cheshire 1974-1998

From 1 April 1974 the area under the control of the county council was divided into eight local government districts:

Unitary Authorities created

On 1 April 1998 Halton and Warrington became unitary authorities independent of Cheshire County Council, but remained part of Cheshire for ceremonial purposes and also for fire and policing. In April 2009 the remainder of Cheshire was converted into two more unitary authorities: Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester.

Since 1 April 2009 the cities and towns in Cheshire are:
Cheshire East (unitary)


Cheshire West and Chester (unitary)


Halton (unitary)


Warrington (unitary)

Politics and administration

Cheshire is a ceremonial county. This means that although there is no county-wide elected local council, Cheshire has a Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff for ceremonial purposes under the Lieutenancies Act 1997. All four unitary authority areas (Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, and Warrington) have borough status.

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Panorama photo showing part of the Cheshire Plain looking from the Mid-Cheshire Ridge
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