Place:Tattenhall, Cheshire, England

Alt namesTatenalesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 54
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.1°N 2.767°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBroxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Chester Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary 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

Tattenhall is a village and civil parish, 8 miles south-east of Chester which, since 2009, has been in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. At the 2001 Census, the population was recorded as 1,986.

Tattenhall was an ancient parish and before 1866 included the townships of Golbourn Bellow and Newton by Tattenhall. The population was 606 in 1801, 982 in 1851, 975 in 1901, and 1049 in 1951.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Tattenhall from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"TATTENHALL, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Great Boughton [registration] district, Cheshire. The village stands 1 mile S of the Chester and Crewe railway, and 8 SE of Chester; contains many good residences; and has a post-office under Chester, a [railway] station, subscription reading rooms, and fairs on 21 May and 18 Nov. The township comprises 2,906 acres. Real property: £6,743. Population: 1,033. Houses: 216. The manor belongs to R. Barbour, Esq.
"The parish includes two other townships, and comprises 4,134 acres. Population: 1,262. Houses: 255. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value: £300. Patron: the Bishop ofThe church is ancient but good. There are Independent and Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £23.
"The [registration] sub-district contains ten parishes, and parts of four others. Acres: 34,688. Population: 7,539. Houses: 1,480."

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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