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Guilden Sutton

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"SUTTON (GUILDEN), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¼ miles (E.N.E.) from Chester, containing 131 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Sir J. T. Stanley, Bart." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Guilden Sutton,  a township and ancient parish in Broxton hundred (SJ 4467), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1954 a large part of Hoole civil parish was added to Guilden Sutton.
  • It includes the hamlet of Heath Bank and Piper's Ash (part).
  • The population was 158 in 1801, 221 in 1851, 347 in 1901, 442 in 1951, and 1525 in 2001.
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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+)
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Court Records

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

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Gazetteers

The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"GUILDEN SUTTON, a parish in the W. division of the hundred of Broxton, county palatine Chester, 3 miles N.E. of Chester, its post town, and 7 S.W. of Frodsham. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £50. The church is a small brick edifice. There are a few small charities."

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Hoole Village (5 acres, pop. 19 in 1931), and lost part to Hoole (11 acres, pop. 41 in 1931).
  • 1954 April 1 — Gained part of Hoole (18 acres, pop. 209 in 1951)
  • 1963 April 1 — Gained part of Barrow (under 1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1961) and lost part to Barrow (3 hectares, pop. 0 in 1961).
  • 2015 April 1 — Gained parts of Great Boughton, Hoole Village, Littleton and Mickle Trafford.

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ448682 (Lat/Lon: 53.207907, -2.827992), Guilden Sutton which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Tarvin Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Tarvin Rural District (1894-1936)
  • Chester Rural District (1936-74)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Chester (1949-74)