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Chester - St Mary on the Hill

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"CHESTER; The city comprises the parishes of St. Bridget, St. John the Baptist, Little St. John, St. Martin, St. Michael, St. Olave, and St. Peter; and part of the parishes of St. Mary on the Hill, St. Oswald, and the Holy Trinity, and the precinct of the Cathedral Close; all in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester. 

 The living of the parish of St. Mary on the Hill is a rectory, rated in the king's books at £52, and in the patronage of Earl Grosvenor: the church is a venerable building in the later style of English architecture." 

[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"GLOVERSTONE, a township in that part of the parish of ST. MARY CHESTER, which is in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER. The population is returned with the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"CHESTER ST. MARY ON THE HILL, a parish in the city of Chester."

"LEACH, a township in the parish of Chester St. Mary-on-the-Hill, lower division of the hundred of Broxton, county Chester, 2 miles S.W. of Chester. It is joined with Marlston."

"MARLSTON-CUM-LEACH, a township in the parish of Chester St. Mary-on-the-Hill, lower division of the hundred of Broxton, county Chester, 2 miles S.W. of Chester. It is situated on the line of the Wrexham railway."

"MOLLINGTON BANASTRE, (or Little Mollington), a township in the parish of Chester St. Mary-on-the-Hill, higher division of the hundred of Wirrall, county Chester, 2 miles N.W. of Chester, and 1 mile S. of the Mollington railway station.

"MOSTON, a township in the parish of Chester St. Mary-on-the-Hill, lower division of the hundred of Broxton, county Chester, 3 miles N. by W. of Chester. The township is of small extent. The only object of attraction is Moston Hall, which is situated in a wooded park. Richard Massey, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The Chester and Birkenhead railway is here carried over the Ellesmere canal by a viaduct of eleven arches, the central arch having a span of 50 feet."

"UPTON, a township in the parish of Chester St. Mary-on-the-Hill, lower division of Broxton hundred, county Chester, 2 miles N. of Chester, its post town, and 10 from Great Neston. It is situated on the Birkenhead, Lancashire, and Cheshire Junction railway, and contains the county pauper lunatic asylum, accommodating about 300 patients. In the neighbourhood are extensive nursery-grounds. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of St. Mary-on-the-Hill, in the diocese of Chester. There is a National school for both sexes."

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