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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"ST. OSWALD, a parish in the city of Chester, county Cheshire, which see.

"BACHE, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, Chester, lower division of the hundred of Broxton, in the county palatine of Chester, 1 mile to the N. of Chester. The principal residence is Bache Hall, which occupies the site of a more ancient mansion."

"CHURTON HEATH, (or Bruera Chapelry), a chapelry in the parish of St. Oswald, in the lower division of the hundred of Broxton, in the county of Chester, 5 miles S.E. of Chester. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of St. Oswald, in the diocese of Chester, value £245, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a small ancient building, called the Church on the Heath. The chapelry includes the adjoining townships of Huntington, Leacum, Newbold, and Saighton. Here is a small school supported by subscription.

"CRABWALL, a hamlet in the parishes of Chester Holy Trinity, and St. Oswald, hundred of Wirrall, in the county of Chester, 1½ mile N. of Chester. Lord Crewe is lord of the manor. It is situated near the Ellesmere canal, and together with Blacon forms a township."

"CROGTON, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, higher division of the hundred of Wirrall, in the county of Chester, 4¼ miles N. of Chester. It is situated on the Mersey canal."

"CROUGHTON, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, higher division of the hundred of Wirrall, in the county of Chester, 4 miles N.E. of Chester, its post town. It is situated near the Mersey canal, and contains four houses."

"GREAT BOUGHTON, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, Chester, locally in the hundred of Broxton, in the county palatine of Chester, in the east suburbs of the city. It is situated on the river Dee, and is crossed by the Chester and Crewe railway. It contains many good houses, and has a National school. Boughton Hall is the seat of Dr. Currie. Great Boughton is the head of a Poor-law Union, which includes several parishes in Flintshire.

"HUNTINGTON, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, lower division of the hundred of Broxton, county Chester, 3 miles S.E. of Chester. It is bounded on the W. by the river Dee, which is here crossed by a ferry to Eccleston."

"IDDENSHALL, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, hundred of Eddisbury, county Chester. It is included in the city of Chester."

"LEA NEWBOLD, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, county Chester, 6 miles S. by E. of Chester. It is a small agricultural place.

"LEA-NEWBOLD, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, lower division of the hundred of Broxton, county Chester, 6 miles S.E. of Chester. The township is of small extent, and is situated on a branch of the river Dee. The Marquis of Westminster is lord of the manor."

"NEWTON-BY-CHESTER, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, lower division of the hundred of Broxton, county Chester, 1½ mile N.E. of Chester. It partly contains the hamlet of Flookers-brook. There are extensive nursery-grounds in this township, and a tan-yard."

"SAIGHTON, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, lower division of Broxton hundred, county Chester, 4 miles S.E. of Chester, and 1½ mile S.W. of the Waverton railway station. It is a small agricultural village, situated near the Crewe railway and Nantwich canal."

"WERVIN, a township in the parish of St. Oswald, county Chester, 3 miles N.E. of Chester, on the river Mersey and Dee canal."