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OLDCASTLE

"OLDCASTLE, a township in the parish of MALPAS, higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 1½ mile (S. W.) from Malpas, containing 93 inhabitants. This place took its name from an ancient castle, which was destroyed before 1585. A battle was fought here in 1644, between the parliamentarian forces from Nantwich and some of the king's cavalry, in which the latter were defeated, and Colonels Vane and Conyers killed." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Oldcastle was a township in Malpas ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4544), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 205 in 1801, 108 in 1851, 96 in 1901, 71 in 1951, and 54 in 2001.
  • In 2015 the civil parish was abolished and incorporated into Malpas and Threapwood.

Civil Registration

  • Wrexham (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009-15)

Court Records

  • Broxton (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

  • Whitchurch Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Malpas Rural District (1894-1936)
  • Tarvin Rural District (1894-74)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009-15)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Wrexham (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1930)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Northwich (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)