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"DUNHAM, a township in the parish of THORNTON, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles (S. W.) from Frodsham, containing 306 inhabitants. The Duke of Bridgewater's canal passes near this place. There is a trifling bequest for the education of children." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Dunham on the Hill was a township in Thornton ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 4672), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It included the hamlet of Morley Bridge.
  • The population was 260 in 1801, 332 in 1851, 282 in 1901, 446 in 1951, and 534 in 2001.
  • In 2015 the civil parish was abolished and incorporated into Dunham on the Hill & Hapsford and Manley.


  • Thornton-le-Moors: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the townshp of Dunham on the Hill.
  • Dunham on the Hill: St. Luke (Church of England). Built in 1861 as a chapel to Thornton-le-Moors, becoming the district church for Dunham on the Hill in 1888.
  • Dunham on the Hill, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).

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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 (2009-15)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012-15)

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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 (2009-15)

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)