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CHORLTON BY BACKFORD

"CHORLTON, a township in that part of the parish of BACKFORD which is in the higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¼ miles (N.) from Chester, containing 78 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Chorlton by Backford was a township in Backford ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 4072), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 68 in 1801, 68 in 1851, 86 in 1901, 113 in 1951, and 80 in 2001.
  • In 2015 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Backford.

Churches

  • Backford: St. Oswald (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Chorlton by 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

  • Wirral (1828-1974)
  • 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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Maps

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)