"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
- 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.
- Great Boughton (1837-69)
- Chester (1870-1937)
- West Cheshire (1937-74)
- Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
- Cheshire West (1998-2004)
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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.
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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- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Tarvin Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Tarvin Rural District (1894-1974)
- Chester (1974-2004)