Place:Higher Kinnerton, Flintshire, Wales

NameHigher Kinnerton
TypeTownship, Village
Coordinates53.1451°N 3.0051°W
Located inFlintshire, Wales
See alsoCheshire, Englandfor ecclesiastical purposes
Dodleston, Cheshire, Englandecclesiastical parish in which it is located
Great Boughton Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district in which it was located 1837-1870
Chester Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district in which it was located 1870-1903
Hawarden Registration District, Flintshire, Walesregistration district in which it was located 1903-1946
source: Family History Library Catalog

Higher Kinnerton is in Flintshire, and was historically within the parish of Hope; but for ecclesiastical purposes, it has for many years been a chapelry of the parish of Dodleston, Cheshire. After the disestablishment of the Church in Wales, in 1920, the parishioners of Higher Kinnerton elected to stay with the parish of Dodleston. Otherwise, for normal purposes of local government and administration, Higher Kinnerton is a Flintshire village. However, the neighbouring village of Lower Kinnerton, which is about 1 mile to the north-east, is in Cheshire. (Source:GENUKI on Higher Kinnerton)

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI page for Flintshire lists the general sources for civil and church registration of births, marriages and deaths or baptisms, marriages and burials in the county along with further sources of genealogical information.
  • Flintshire Record Office: The Old Rectory, Hawarden, Flintshire. CH5 3NR. E-mail: for direct inquiries.
  • Researchers are advised to also consult the registers of Dodleston (Cheshire); and those of Hope, Hawarden, Broughton and Pentrobin.
  • Parish Registers for Baptisms 1868-1966 and Marriages 1894-1947 have been deposited in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester.
  • 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.