Place:Moston (near Chester), Cheshire, England

NameMoston (near Chester)
Alt namesThe Dalesource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.223°N 2.898°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoChester St. Mary-on-the-Hill, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which the township was located
Broxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Tarvin Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
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

Moston is a small village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated in the northeast of the city of Chester, close to the Shropshire Union Canal and the A41 trunk road between Chester and Birkenhead. At the 2001 UK Census, Moston had a population of 680.

Including the hamlet of The Dale, Moston was a township in St. Mary-on-the-Hill Parish of the Broxton Hundred. The population was 14 in 1801, 14 in 1851, 51 in 1901 and 850 in 1951.

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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