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EATON (near Chester)

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"EATON, a township in the parish of ECCLESTON, lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¾ miles (S.) from Chester, containing 66 inhabitants. It is situated on the river, Dee, near which stands Eaton Abbey, the princely residence of Earl Grosvenor, which within the last eight years has been considerably enlarged and beautified." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Eaton was a township in Eccleston ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4060), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Iron Bridge.
  • The population was 81 in 1801, 87 in 1851, 182 in 1901, 706 in 1951, and 51 in 2001.
  • In 2015 the civil parish was abolished and incorporated into Eaton & Eccleston and Poulton & Pulford.


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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)

Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012-15)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Great Boughton (1837-53)
  • Hawarden (1853-71)
  • Chester (1871-1930)

Voting Registers

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