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Newton by Chester

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"NEWTON-by-CHESTER, a township in that part of the parish of ST-OSWALD, CHESTER, which is in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 1¾ mile (N. N. E.) from Chester, containing 192 inhabitants. There is a tan-yard at Hookersbrook, in this township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Newton by Chester was a township in St. Oswald's ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4168), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Chester and Hoole.
  • It includes the hamlet of Flookersbrook.
  • The population was 141 in 1801, 245 in 1851 and 1268 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Chester and Hoole.

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Civil Registration

  • Great Boughton (1837-69)
  • Chester (1870-1936)
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Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1936)
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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Chester (153 acres, pop. 2134 in 1931) and Hoole (288 acres, pop. 447 in 1931)
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Politics & Government

  • Chester Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Chester Rural District (1894-1936)
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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 (1918-36)