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"OVERTON, a township in the parish of MALPAS, higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 1½ mile (N. W.) from Malpas, containing 101 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Overton was a township in Malpas ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4748), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It included the hamlet of Kidnal (part).
  • The population was 97 in 1801, 122 in 1851, 122 in 1901, 101 in 1951, and 68 in 2001.
  • In 2015 the civil parish was abolished and incorporated into Malpas.
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Civil Registration

  • Wrexham (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1937)
  • 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 (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012-15)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 2015 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Malpas.

You can see the administrative areas in which Overton 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 SJ522770 (Lat/Lon: 53.287799, -2.718481), Overton which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Whitchurch Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Malpas Rural District (1894-1936)
  • Tarvin Rural District (1894-74)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009-15)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Wrexham (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1930)
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Northwich (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)