Place:Thelwall, Cheshire, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.383°N 2.533°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoRuncorn, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Grappenhall, Cheshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1936
Warrington District, Cheshire, Englandmetropolitan borough covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Thelwall is a suburban village in Warrington, Cheshire, England, located close to the Lymm junction of the M6. It is a popular misconception that Thelwall is the 'smallest city in England' (although Thelwall is not in fact a city, nor if it were would it be the smallest in England as the City of London, which truly is the smallest city in England, is marginally smaller).


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Thelwall nowadays borders the villages of Lymm and Grappenhall, and (across the Manchester Ship Canal), Latchford. It is also one of the two principal settlements of Grappenhall and Thelwall civil parish. According to the 2001 census, the population of the entire civil parish was 9,377.

Thelwall is perhaps best known for the Thelwall Viaduct, which carries the M6 Motorway across the Manchester Ship Canal. The viaduct is carried on two bridges which opened in July 1963 and in 1996. The village is situated between this Canal and the Bridgewater Canal.

Links to other Local Administrative Bodies

Bucklow HundredAncient District1936
Warrington CB/MBCounty Borough18471884immediately higher level of government
Warrington RegD/PLUPoor Law Union/Reg. District01 Jul 1895
Runcorn RegD/PLUPoor Law Union/Reg. District01 Jul 1895took over from Runcorn Reg District
Runcorn RDRural District18941974immediately higher level of government
Runcorn AP/CPParish-level Unit1866Thelwall became a civil parish in its own right
Grappenhall CP/APCivil Parish01 Apr 1936Thelwall abolished to enlarge Grappenhall(area: 1091 acres)

Source: A Vision of Britain through Time

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