"HARTHILL, a parish in the higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 7 miles (S. W. by S.) from Tarporley, containing 147 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Thomas Tyrwhitt Drake, Esq. The church, dedicated to All Saints, was erected about 1609; it has no tower. There are several quarries of a soft sandstone in the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Harthill, a township and ancient parish in Broxton hundred (SJ 5054), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The population was 107 in 1801, 130 in 1851, 81 in 1901, 89 in 1951, and 44 in 2001.

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 & Travel

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"HARTHILL, a parish in the higher division of the hundred of Broxton, county Chester, 2½ miles from Tattenhall, its post town, and 6 N. of Malpas. The village is small, and situated on rising ground at a short distance from the road leading from Tarporley and Nantwich to Wrexham. The surface is undulating, and the lower lands are watered by a brook which has its rise in the parish, and expands at one point into a lake called Harthill Pool, of about four acres. The soil is chiefly a light loam, with a small portion of peat. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £42. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Chester, value £114. Belonging to the living is a farm in Is-y-Coed Holt, Denbighshire. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient stone structure. The parochial charities produce about £22 per annum. The Sunday-school is held at the church. -Mackenzie, Esq., is lord of the manor."


Historical Geography

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Politics & Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • 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)