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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]

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  • 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.

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Churches

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1936)
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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)
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Politics & Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1936)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Runcorn
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Voting Registers

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