Place:Hartford, Cheshire, England

Alt namesHartfordbeachsource: hamlet in parish
Herfordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.25°N 2.55°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoWeaverham, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Great Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
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Hartford is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It lies at the intersection of the A559 road and the West Coast Main Line (between Liverpool and Crewe) and is less than 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of the town of Northwich.

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Hartford was a township and chapelry in the ancient parishes of Great Budworth and Weaverham in Eddisbury Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlet of Hartfordbeach. The population was 472 in 1801, 950 in 1851, 850 in 1901, 2919 in 1951, and 5515 in 2001. (Source: GENUKI)

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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