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"ASHTON, a township in that part of the parish of TARVIN which is in the second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 7½ miles (E. N. E.) from Chester, containing 414 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie

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  • Ashton was a township in Tarvin ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5169), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The main village in the parish, formerly known as Ashton, was renamed Ashton Hayes following a referendum, to avoid confusion with other places of the same name.
  • The civil parish was renamed Ashton Hayes in 2004.
  • It included the hamlets of Ashton Hayes, Brine's Brow and Woodside.
  • The population was 342 in 1801, 430 in 1851, 408 in 1901, and 394 in 1951.
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Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2004)
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Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-04)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 2004 June 1 — Renamed Ashton Hayes.

You can see the administrative areas in which Ashton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ505693 (Lat/Lon: 53.218435, -2.742779), Ashton which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Tarvin Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Tarvin Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2004)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Great Boughton (1837-71)
  • Tarvin (1871-1930)
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Voting Registers

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