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"TRAFFORD (MICKLE), a township in that part of the parish of PLEMONSTALL which is in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (N.E.) from Chester, containing 319 inhabitants. Here is a small school, partly supported by subscription." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"PLEMONSTALL, a parish comprising the townships of Hoole, Pickton, and Mickle-Trafford, in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, and the township of Bridge-Trafford, in the second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¼ miles (N.E.) from Chester, and containing 710 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £6. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Earl of Bradford. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, stands in the town ship of Mickle-Trafford, a mile and a half north-east of the village of that name. There is a small endowed school, erected by subscription, more than a century ago. At Trafford, in this parish, a garrison was placed for the king, by Sir William Brereton, during the siege of Chester in the parliamentary war."[From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • It should be noted that the ancient parish of Plemonstall did not contain a township of the same name
  • Mickle Trafford, a township in Plemstall ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4469), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It included the hamlets of Plemstall and Trafford Bridge.
  • The population was 247 in 1801, 303 in 1851, 268 in 1901, 348 in 1951, and 1831 in 2001.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 2015 and incorporated into Mickle Trafford & District and Guilden Sutton.


  • Plemstall: St. Peter (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Mickle Trafford.
  • Mickle Trafford, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1885.

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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)


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

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Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Great Boughton (1837-71)
  • Chester (1871-1930)

Voting Registers

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