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Kingsley

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"KINGSLEY, a township in the parish of FRODSHAM, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¾ miles (S.E.) from Frodsham, containing 924 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A school is endowed with four acres and a half of land." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Kingsley was a township in Frodsham ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5475), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Blakelees, Commonside, Crewood (part), Finney Hill, The Hurst, The Slack, Waterloo, Whartons Lake and Wigans Lake.
  • The population was 661 in 1801, 1067 in 1851, 1066 in 1901, 1503 in 195, and 2026 in 2001.
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Cemeteries

  • Kingsley Cemetery. Opened ?1920s, 2 acres.
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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1882 March 25 — Gained detached part No. 1 of Norley (4 acres, pop. 5 in 1881).
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Kingswood (280 acres, pop. 47 in 1931) and the whole of Newton by Frodsham (442 acres, pop. 421 in 1931), and lost part to Norley (142 acres, pop. 23 in 1931)
  • 1988 April 1 — Lost part to Manley.
  • 2015 April 1 — Lost part to Frodsham.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ549748 (Lat/Lon: 53.268262, -2.67767), Kingsley which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Runcorn
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Runcorn (1949-74)