Place:Latchford, Cheshire, England

Alt namesWilderspoolsource: hamlet in parish
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates53.3796°N 2.5645°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoGrappenhall, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Warrington, Lancashire, Englandcounty borough into which it was absorbed in 1898
Warrington District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

GENUKI provides the details about early Latchford:
Latchford was a township in Grappenhall ancient parish in Bucklow Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The civil parish was transferred from Cheshire to Lancashire in 1894, and was abolished in 1898 to become part of Warrington which, at that time, being north of the River Mersey, was in Lancashire. Latchford includes the hamlet of Wilderspool. The population was 754 in 1801, 2542 in 1851, and 6528 in 1891.

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Latchford is now a suburb and electoral ward of Warrington, Cheshire. It is around one mile south-east of Warrington town centre and has a total resident population of 7,856. (Warrington moved back into Cheshire in 1974 when it chose not to become part of Greater Manchester.)

Latchford is a predominantly residential area. It lies between the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, and broadly consists of 19th century terraced housing and some open space. The canal is crossed here by a swing bridge, a high level road bridge and the now disused Latchford railway viaduct.

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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