Place:Eccleston, Cheshire, England

Alt namesMorris Oaksource: hamlet in parish
Belgravesource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.157°N 2.88°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBroxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Chester Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1974
Chester City District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it was located 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englandunitary authority in which it has been situated since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Eccleston has been since 2009 a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire. It is situated close to the city of Chester. According to the 2001 UK Census, the population of the entire civil parish was 184. The village is situated on the estate of the Duke of Westminster who maintains his ancestral home at nearby Eaton Hall.

Formerly a township and ancient parish in Broxton Hundred, it includes the hamlets of Belgrave and Morris Oak as well as Eaton (near Chester). The population was 199 in 1801, 289 in 1851, 320 in 1901 and 272 in 1951.

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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