"HOOLE, a township in that part of the parish of PIEMONSTALL which is in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 2½ miles (N. E.) from Chester, containing 237 inhabitants. A court leet is held here annually." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Hoole was a township in the ancient parishes of Plemstall and Chester: St. John the Baptist, Broxton hundred (SJ 4267), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1954 to become parts of Chester, Guilden Sutton and Hoole Village.
- The population was 177 in 1801, 427 in 1851, 5341 in 1901, and 9056 in 1951.
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- 1894 — Lost the rural part to Hoole Village (pop. 218 in 1901)
- 1936 April 1 — Gained parts of Great Boughton (5 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), Guilden Sutton (11 acres, pop. 41 in 1931), Hoole Village (99 acres, pop. 45 in 1931) and Newton by Chester (288 acres, pop. 447 in 1931), and lost parts to Chester (47 acres, pop. 404 in 1931) and Great Boughton (18 acres, pop. 126 in 1931)
- 1954 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Chester (498 acres, pop. 8705 in 1951), Guilden Sutton (18 acres, pop. 209 in 1951) and Hoole Village (156 acres, pop. 144 in 1951)
You can see the administrative areas in which Hoole has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ426676 (Lat/Lon: 53.202125, -2.860565), Hoole which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Hoole Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94)
- Chester Rural Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94) *
- Hoole Urban District (1894-1954)
* The part in Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94) became the civil parish of Hoole Village in 1894.