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"DUDDEN, a township in that part of the parish of TARVIN which is in the second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (N. W. by W.) from Tarporley, containing 243 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Duddon was a township in Tarvin ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5165), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 163 in 1801, 191 in 1851, 186 in 1901, 202 in 1951, and 473 in 2001.


  • Tarvin: St. Andrew (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Duddon.
  • Duddon: St. Peter (Church of England). Built in 1835 as a chapel to Tarvin: St. Andrew,
  • Duddon, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1834, rebuilt in 1890.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Duddon 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)
  • West Cheshire (1998+)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ513648 (Lat/Lon: 53.178049, -2.730134), Duddon which are provided by:

Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Northwich (1949-74)