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"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.

After 1954, see Chester, Guilden Sutton and Hoole Village.


  • Plemstall: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for part (659 acres, pop. 704 in 1871) of the township of Hoole.
  • Chester: St. John the Baptist (Church of England), The ancient parish church for part (91 acres, pop. 1328 in 1871) of the township of Hoole.
  • Chester: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for Hoole from 1843 to 1872.
  • Hoole: All Saints (Church of England). Built in 1867 as a chapel to Chester: Christ Church, becoming the district church for part of Hoole in 1872.
  • Hoole, Methodist Chapel, Hamilton Street. Built in 1928.
  • Hooole, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Walker Street. Built in 1887. Registers 1908-1957 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

For churches and chapels in the areas added in 1936, see also Guilden Sutton and Newton by Chester.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-54)

Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1954)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography


Politics and Government

  • 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.


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1915)
  • Chester (1918-54)