Place:Hapsford, Cheshire, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.267°N 2.8°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoThornton le Moors, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was located
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
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
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Hapsford is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is located on the A5117 road, with Helsby to the east and the village of Elton in Thornton, near Ellesmere Port, to the north west.

At the 2001 UK census the population of Hapsford civil parish was recorded as 129, increasing slightly to 133 at the 2011 census.

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Hapsford was a township in Thornton le Moors ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 78 in 1801, 102 in 1851, 86 in 1901, 132 in 1951, and 129 in 2001. The civil parish was abolished in 2015.

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.