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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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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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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)

You can see the administrative areas in which Newton by Chester has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ414680 (Lat/Lon: 53.205801, -2.878075), Newton by Chester which are provided by:

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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)