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  • Upton by Chester was a township in the ancient parishes of Chester: St. Mary on the Hill and Chester: St. Oswald, Broxton hundred (SJ 4169), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Upton Heath.
  • The population was 173 in 1801, 555 in 1851, 1769 in 1901, 6343 in 1951, and 7800 in 2001.


  • Chester: St. Mary on the Hill (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (1048 acres) of the township of Upton by Chester.
  • Chester: St. Oswald (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (106 acres) of the township of Upton by Chester.
  • Chester: St. Thomas of Canterbury (Church of England). Built in 1872 as a chapel to Chester: St. Oswald, which it succeeded as the district church in 1881.
  • Upton: Holy Ascension (Church of England). Built in 1854 as a chapel to Chester: St. Mary on the Hill, becoming the district church for Upton by Chester in 1882.
  • Upton, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Heath Road. Built in 1860, rebuilt in 1900.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Upton 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 (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1954 April 1 — Lost part to Chester (22 acres, pop. 10 in 1951)
You can see the administrative areas in which Upton 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 Upton (Chester) to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ408689 (Lat/Lon: 53.213833, -2.887982), Upton which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Chester Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • 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)
  • Chster (1918-74)