Place:Over, Cheshire, England

Alt namesBlakedensource: hamlet in parish
Bradford Woodsource: hamlet in parish
Catscloughsource: hamlet in parish
Church Hillsource: hamlet in parish
Gavel Greensource: hamlet in parish
Hebden Greensource: hamlet in parish
Kilnhousessource: hamlet in parish
Littlersource: hamlet in parish
Meadowbanksource: hamlet in parish
Pettypoolsource: hamlet in parish
Salterswallsource: hamlet in parish
Smithy Banksource: hamlet in parish
Swanlowsource: hamlet in parish
Townfieldssource: hamlet in parish
Vale Royal (hamlet)source: hamlet in parish
Ways Greensource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.184°N 2.542°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoEddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Winsford, Cheshire, Englandtown of which it has been a part since 1936
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Over was a township in the ancient parishes of Over and Whitegate, in the Eddisbury Hundred of Cheshire, England, which became a civil parish in 1866. The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Winsford, Darnhall, Marton (near Winsford) and Davenham.

The township included the hamlets of Blakeden, Bradford Wood, Catsclough, Church Hill, Gavel Green, Hebden Green, Kilnhouses, Littler, Meadowbank, Pettypool (part), Salterswall, Smithy Bank, Swanlow, Townfields, Vale Royal (hamlet), Ways Green, Wharton. The population was 881 in 1801, 3167 in 1851, and 7063 in 1901. (Source: GENUKI)

The Wikipedia article includes the background of the name Vale Royal, used for one of the districts or boroughs of Cheshire from 1974 until 2009. Wikipedia describes Over as a former borough and market town.

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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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