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"CROUGHTON, a township in that part of the parish of ST OSWALD CHESTER, which is in the higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 4½ miles (N. by E.) from Chester, containing 27 inhabitants. The Ellesmere canal passes through this township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Croughton (pronounced Craw-tun) is a township in St. Oswald's ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4172), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 33 in 1801, 22 in 1851, 29 in 1901, 38 in 1951, and 47 in 2001.


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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

  • Wirral (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1974)
  • 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

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • 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

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