Place:Rowton, Cheshire, England

Alt namesRowton Moorsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.173°N 2.83°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoChristleton, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Broxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Chester Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Cheshire West and Chester, 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

Rowton has been since 2009 a civil parish south of Chester 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 497.

The Battle of Rowton Heath took place in the village on 24 September 1645 during the English Civil War. It resulted in a decisive Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by Charles I.

Rowton was a township in Christleton ancient parish in the Broxton Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlet of Rowton Moor. The population was 88 in 1801, 122 in 1851, 205 in 1901, 228 in 1951, and 497 in 2001. 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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