Place:Kelsall, Cheshire, England

Alt namesHallowsgatesource: hamlet in parish
Kelsall Hillsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Village, Civil parish
Coordinates53.2087°N 2.7172°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: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Kelsall is a medium-sized agricultural/commuter village and civil parish located since 2009 in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is located around 8 miles (13 km) east of Chester, 8 miles (13 km) west of Northwich and 4 miles (6 km) north west of Tarporley. The village is situated on Kelsall Hill, a part of the Mid-Cheshire Ridge, the broken line of sandstone hills that divide the west Cheshire Plain from its eastern counterpart. The ridge includes other hills such as Peckforton, Beeston, Frodsham and Helsby.

At the 2001 UK Census the population of Kelsall civil parish was 2,520. The total population of the Kelsall local government ward, which also includes the village of Ashton Hayes, was recorded as 3,439.

Kelsall was a township in Tarvin ancient parish in Eddisbury Hundred. The township became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlets of Hallowsgate, Kelsall Hill (both redirected here) and Tarvin Sands (redirected to Tarvin). The population was 469 in 1801, 626 in 1851, 670 in 1901, and 1030 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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