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BLACON CUM CRABWALL

"BLACON, a township, joint with Crabhall, in that part of the parish of HOLY TRINITY CHESTER, which is in the higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 2 miles (W. N. W.) from Chester, containing, with Crabhall, 75 inhabitants. The Ellesmere canal passes in the vicinity." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"CRABHALL, a township, joint with Blacon, in that part of the parish of HOLY TRINITY CHESTER, which is in the higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 2½ miles (N. W. by N.) from Chester. The population is returned with Blacon." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Blacon cum Crabwall (or Blacon with Crabwall) was a township in the parishes of Chester: Holy Trinity and Chester: St. Oswald, Wirral hundred (SJ 3767), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Chester and Mollington.
  • It included the hamlets of Abbotts Mead, Blacon, and Crabwall.
  • The population was 36 in 1801, 115 in 1851, and 258 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Chester and Mollington..

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Cemeteries

  • Blacon Cemetery, Blacon Avenue. Opened 1941.

Churches

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Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1936)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1936)

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Historical Geography

  • 1899 November 9 — Gained part of Chester (pop. 0 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Chester (985 acres, pop. 774 in 1931) and Mollington (190 acres, pop. 14 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Chester Rural District (1894-1936)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Great Boughton (1837-71)
  • Chester (1871-1930)
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Wirral (1885-1915)
  • Chester (1918-1936)