Place:Dodleston, Cheshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.124°N 2.934°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBroxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was once situated
Chester Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Chester City District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict in which it was located 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englandunitary authority in which it is located since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Dodleston is a village and civil parish which, since 2009, has been located in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire situated on the border between England and Wales. At the 2001 UK census, the population of Dodleston was 777.

IMPORTANT: It is one of the three old Cheshire parishes which are situated on the Flintshire side of the River Dee.

Dodleston was an ancient parish in Broxton Hundred. It included the villages of Higher Kinnerton and Lower Kinnerton and the hamlets of Balderton and Gorstella. The population was 185 in 1801, 258 in 1851, 307 in 1901 and 267 in 1951. (Source:GENUKI)

Dodleston is also the birthplace of Sir Thomas Egerton (1540–1617) He rose to become one of the most important characters in history during the latter years of Queen Elizabeth I and the early reign of King James I (VI of Scotland). Because of his high status he could have been buried in either Westminster Abbey or St Pauls Cathedral in London but chose St Mary's Church Dodleston as his final resting place.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Dodleston.

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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