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"KINGSWOOD, a township in the parish of SHOTWICK, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, containing 44 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Kingswood was a township in Delamere ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5372)—created in 1812 out of the previously extra-parochial area of Delamere Forest—, which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become parts of Kingsley, Manley and Norley.
  • It included the hamlets of Birchdale, Birch Hill, Castle Hill, Hatchmere, New Pale and Waterloo.
  • The population was 109 in 1851, and 248 in 1901.

For the period after 1936,see Kingsley, Manley and Norley.


  • Delamere: St. Peter (Church of England). The district church for the township of Kingswood from 1812.
  • Kingswood, Methodist Chapel. Built in 1891.

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


Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1936)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Kingsley (280 acres, pop. 47 in 1931), Manley (1217 acres, pop. 482 in 1931) and Norley (421 acres, pop. 28 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which KINGSWOOD has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1936)