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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]

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  • 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.

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Civil Registration

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

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

  • 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)
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Politics & 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.

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

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