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HOOLE

"HOOLE, a township in that part of the parish of PIEMONSTALL which is in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 2½ miles (N. E.) from Chester, containing 237 inhabitants. A court leet is held here annually." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Hoole was a township in the ancient parishes of Plemstall and Chester: St. John the Baptist, Broxton hundred (SJ 4267), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1954 to become parts of Chester, Guilden Sutton and Hoole Village.
  • The population was 177 in 1801, 427 in 1851, 5341 in 1901, and 9056 in 1951.

After 1954, see Chester, Guilden Sutton and Hoole Village.

Churches

  • Plemstall: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for part (659 acres, pop. 704 in 1871) of the township of Hoole.
  • Chester: St. John the Baptist (Church of England), The ancient parish church for part (91 acres, pop. 1328 in 1871) of the township of Hoole.
  • Chester: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for Hoole from 1843 to 1872.
  • Hoole: All Saints (Church of England). Built in 1867 as a chapel to Chester: Christ Church, becoming the district church for part of Hoole in 1872.
  • Hoole, Methodist Chapel, Hamilton Street. Built in 1928.
  • Hooole, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Walker Street. Built in 1887. Registers 1908-1957 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

For churches and chapels in the areas added in 1936, see also Guilden Sutton and Newton by Chester.

There are more than 30 churches identified in this place. Please click here for a complete list.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Chester area or see them printed on a map.

Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-54)

Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1954)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • Hoole Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94)
  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94) *
  • Hoole Urban District (1894-1954)

* The part in Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94) became the civil parish of Hoole Village in 1894.

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 (1918-54)