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Dunham on the Hill

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"DUNHAM, a township in the parish of THORNTON, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles (S. W.) from Frodsham, containing 306 inhabitants. The Duke of Bridgewater's canal passes near this place. There is a trifling bequest for the education of children." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Dunham on the Hill was a township in Thornton ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 4672), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It included the hamlet of Morley Bridge.
  • The population was 260 in 1801, 332 in 1851, 282 in 1901, 446 in 1951, and 534 in 2001.
  • In 2015 the civil parish was abolished and incorporated into Dunham on the Hill & Hapsford and Manley.
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Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009-15)
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Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012-15)
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Description & Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 2015 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Dunham on the Hill & Hapsford and Manley.

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Chester Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009-15)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

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