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Littleton

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"LITTLETON, a township in the parish of CHRISTLETON, lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 2½ miles (E.) from Chester, containing 43 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Littleton was a township in Christleton ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4466), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Until 2015 it included the hamlet of Vicar's Cross (part).
  • The population was 24 in 1801, 45 in 1851, 151 in 1901, 428 in 1951, and 644 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1937)
  • West Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Chester & Ellesmere Port (1974-98)
  • Cheshire West (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ440665 (Lat/Lon: 53.192622, -2.839622), Littleton which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Chester Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)
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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 (1918-74)