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  • Chester Castle was an extra-parochial place within the city of Chester (SJ 4065), which became a civil parish in 1858, and has remained a separate enclave from the parish and borough of Chester .
  • It includes Chester Barracks and Chester Gaol.
  • The population was 193 in 1801, 591 in 1851, 230 in 1901, 123 in 1951, and 0 in 2001.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Chester 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+)

Court Records

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Chester which are provided by:

Historical Geography

  • 1899 November 9 — Gained part of Chester (pop. 0 in 1901), and lost part to Chester (pop. 0 in 1901)
You can see the administrative areas in which Chester has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Chester to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ406664 (Lat/Lon: 53.191341, -2.890511), Chester which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1874-94)
  • Chester 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

  • Chester City (1832-1974)