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"BROXTON, a township in the parish of MALPAS, higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles (N.) from Malpas, containing 352 inhabitants. This township has given name to a hundred, which, at the time of the Norman survey, was called Dudestan hundred." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Broxton was a township in Malpas ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4853), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Barnhill, Bolesworth, Brown Knowl, Fullersmoor and Meadow Bank.
  • The population was 275 in 1801, 513 in 1851, 543 in 1901, 471 in 1951 and 390 in 2001.


  • Malpas: St. Oswald (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Broxton.
  • Bickerton: Holy Trinity (Church of England). The district church for Broxton from 1843.
  • Broxton, Methodist Chapel (Primitive).

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Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74);Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Tarvin Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Tarvin Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Northwich (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)