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"CONGHALL, or COUGHALL, a township in that part of the parish of BACKFORD which is in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (N. by E.) from Chester, containing 23 inhabitants. The Ellesmere canal passes near this place." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

    • Caughall was a township in Backford ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 4270), which became a civil parish in 1866.
    • The population was 17 in 1801, 11 in 1851, 21 in 1901, 9 in 1951, and 29 in 2001.
    • In 2015 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Backford.


    You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Backford area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

    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 (2009-15)

    Court Records

    • Broxton (1828-71)
    • Chester Castle (1871-1974)
    • Chester (1974-2001)
    • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
    • West Cheshire (2012-15)

    Description and Travel

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    Historical Geography

    • 2015 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Backford.
    You can see the administrative areas in which Backford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ398717 (Lat/Lon: 53.238887, -2.903485), Backford which are provided by:

    Politics and Government

    • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
    • Chester Rural District (1894-1974)
    • Chester (1974-2009)
    • Cheshire West & Chester (2009-15)

    Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

    Voting Registers

    • South Cheshire (1832-67)
    • West Cheshire (1868-85)
    • Eddisbury (1885-1915)
    • Chester (1918-74)