Place:Backford, Cheshire, England

Alt namesBackford Crosssource: hamlet in parish
Caughallsource: hamlet in parish
Chorlton-by-Backfordsource: hamlet in parish
Lea-by-Backfordsource: hamlet in parish
Strawberrysource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.25°N 2.9°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBroxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was partly situated
Wirral Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was partly situated
Chester Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Chester City District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it was located 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been part since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Backford has been since 2009 a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated between Chester and Ellesmere Port on the A41 trunk road, to the north of the Shropshire Union Canal. Backford Cross is located about 1.5 miles (2 km) north of Backford. According to the 2001 UK Census, it had a population of 109.

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Backford became a civil parish in 1866. Prior to that it had been a township in the ancient parish of Backford and Stoak, in the Wirral hundred. It included the hamlet of Strawberry and part of the hamlet of Backford Cross. The ancient parish of Backford also included the townships of Caughall, Chorlton-by-Backford, Lea-by-Backford, and Great Mollington, all of which were absorbed into Backford in 1866. In each case the settlements remained.

From 1894 until 1974 it was part of the Chester Rural District.

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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