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"CARDEN, a township in the parish of TILSTON, higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 4 ½ miles (N. N. W.) from Malpas, containing 195 inhabitants. A detachment of dragoons from the parliamentary garrison at Nantwich, on the 12th of June, 1643, plundered Garden Hall, and made prisoner its owner, John Leche, Esq." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Carden was a township in Tilston ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4652), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Carden Marsh, Higher Carden and Lower Carden.
  • The population was 124 in 1801, 190 in 1851, 163 in 1901, 98 in 1951, and 69 in 2001.
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