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Marlston cum Lache

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"MARLSTON, a township, joint with Leach, in that part of the parish of ST-MARY-CHESTER, which is in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¼ miles (S. by W.) from Chester, containing, with Leach, 108 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"LEACH, a township, joint with Marlston, in that part of the parish of ST-MARY-CHESTER, which is in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¼ miles (S. W.) from Chester. The population is returned with Marlston." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Marlston cum Lache was a township in St. Mary on the Hill ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 3862), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It included the hamlet of Rough Hill.
  • The population was 87 in 1801, 157 in 1851, 103 in 1901, 102 in 1951, and 112 in 2001.
  • In 2015 the civil parish was abolished and incorporated into Dodleston and Eaton & Eccleston.
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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 (2009-15)
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Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012-15)
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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Lost the hamlets of Five Ashes. Hough Green, Lache, Saltney (part) and Westminster Park to Chester (35 acres, pop. 41 in 1931).
  • 2015 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Dodleston and Eaton & Eccleston.
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Politics & Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Chester Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009-15)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Great Boughton (1837-53)
  • Hawarden (1853-71)
  • Chester (1871-1930)
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  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Chester (1948-74)