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"TUSHINGHAM, a township, joint with Grindley, in the parish of MALPAS, higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (E. S. E.) from Malpas, containing 283 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"GRINDLEY, a township, joint with Tushingham, in the parish of MALPAS, higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 4½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Malpas, containing 283 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Tushingham cum Grindley was a township and chapelry in Malpas ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 5245), which became a civil parish in 1866.

  • It included the hamlets of Barhill, Bell o'th'Hill, Grindley and Grindley Brook (part).
  • The population was 194 in 1801, 315 in 1851, 264 in 1901, 217 in 1951, and 166 in 2001.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 2015 and incorporated into the parish of Tushingham cum Grindley, Macefen & Bradley.


  • Malpas: St. Oswald (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Tushingham cum Grindley.
  • Tushingham: St. Chad (Church of England). Founded in 1691 as a chapel to Malpas: St. Oswald, becoming the district church for Tushingham cum Grindley in 1860.
  • Tushingham, Methodist Chapel (Primitive).

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Bell o th Hill 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

  • Nantwich (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)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ522455 (Lat/Lon: 53.004653, -2.713793), Bell o th Hill which are provided by:

Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

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