Place:Horton cum Peel, Cheshire, England

NameHorton cum Peel
Alt namesPeelsource: hamlet in parish
Horton-with-Peelesource: spelling variant
Little Mouldsworthsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.0409°N 2.8143°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoTarvin, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which the township was located until 1866
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was once situated
Tarvin 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

Horton-cum-Peel has been since 2009 a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. In the UK census of 2001 it had a population of 15.

Until 1866 it was a township in Tarvin ancient parish in the Eddisbury Hundred and includes the hamlet of Peel. The population was 36 in 1801, 33 in 1851, 32 in 1901, and 26 in 1951. (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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