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DODLESTON

"DODDLESTON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Doddleston and Lower Kinnerton, and containing 351 inhabitants, of which number, 266 are in the township of Doddleston, 5 miles (S. W.) from Chester. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £7. 0. 2½, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church, dedicated :to St. Mary, contains the remains of Thomas Egerton, Baron Ellesmere, Viscount Brackley, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal to James I., and ancestor of the Earls of Bridgewater, who occasionally resided here; he died in London in 1617. A school is supported by charitable contributions. During the siege of Chester, in 1645, the old mansion-house was fortified and garrisoned by the parliamentary general, Sir William Brereton, who here fixed his head-quarters." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Dodleston, also a township in Dodleston ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 3661), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Balderton, Gorstella (part), and Rough Hill (from 2015).
  • The population was 185 in 1801, 258 in 1851, 307 in 1901, 267 in 1951, and 777 in 2001.

Churches

  • Dodleston: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Dodleston.
  • Dodleston, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1867.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Dodleston 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

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

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Places associated with Dodleston ancient parish with separate pages

 

You can see the administrative areas in which Dodleston 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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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 (1837-53)
  • Hawarden (1853-71)
  • Chester (1871-1930)

Voting Registers

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