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  • Ince was a township in the ancient parishes of Ince and Stoak, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5362), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1950 to become part of Ellesmere Port.
  • In 1987 a new civil parish, with smaller boundaries, was created from Ellesmere Port.
  • The population was 443 in 1801, 422 in 1851, 290 in 1901, and 2009 in 2001.

For the period between 1950 and 1987, see Ellesmere Port.


  • Ince: St. James the Great (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (1654 acres) of the township of Ince.
  • Stoak: St. Lawrence (Church of England). The ancient parish church for a small part (85 acres) of the township of Ince.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Ince 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 (1937-50)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1987-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1950)
  • Ellesmere Port (1987-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Gained part of Thornton le Moors (277 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
  • 1950 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Ellesmere Port (2042 acres, pop. 277 in 1931)
  • 1987 April 1 — Re-created from part of the unparished area of Ellesmere Port (145 hectares, pop. 224 in 1987)
You can see the administrative areas in which Ince has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Ince to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ450763 (Lat/Lon: 53.280797, -2.826375), Ince which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Chester Rural District (1894-1933)
  • Ellesmere Port Urban District (1933-50)
  • Ellesmere Port & Neston (1987-2009)
  • 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 (1918-48)
  • Wirral (1949-50)