Hide

Capenhurst

hide
Hide

"CAPPENHURST, a township in the parish of SHOTWICK, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¾ miles (N. N. W.) from Chester, containing 161 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

Hide
  • Capenhurst was a township in Shotwick ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3673), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Dunkirk (part) and Two Mills (part).
  • The population was 147 in 1801, 148 in 1851, 159 in 1901, 253 in 1951, and 237 in 2001.
Hide
topup

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+)
topup

Court Records

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

Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Capenhurst which are provided by:

topup

Gazetteers

topup

Historical Geography

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

topup

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ366737 (Lat/Lon: 53.256501, -2.951798), Capenhurst which are provided by:

topup

Politics & Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Chester Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
topup

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Great Boughton (1837-71)
  • Chester (1871-1930)
topup

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1915)
  • Chester (1918-74)