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"HANDLEY, a parish comprising the township of Handley, in the higher division, and the township of Golborn-David, in the lower division, of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, and containing 332 inhabitants, of which number, 256 are in the township of Handley, 7¾ miles (S. E. by S.) from Chester. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £6. 0. 5., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church is dedicated to All Saints." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Handley, also  a township in Handley ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4658), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Mill Hill and Milton Green.
  • The population was 203 in 1801, 307 in 1851, 259 in 1901, 277 in 1951, and 149 in 2001.


  • Handley: All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Handley.
  • Handley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1862.

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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+)

Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Places associated with Handley ancient parish with separate pages

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Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Northwich (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)