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Rowton

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"ROWTON, a township in the parish of CHRISTLETON, lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¼ miles (E. S. E.) from Chester, containing 108 inhabitants. The Chester canal passes by this township. Here was fought the battle which terminated so fatally for the cause of Charles I.; and on Rowton Heath the Cheshire gentry assembled, and declared for a free parliament, on the attempt of Sir George Booth to restore Charles II., in 1659." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Rowton was a township in Christleton ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4464), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Rowton Moor.
  • The population was 88 in 1801, 122 in 1851, 205 in 1901, 228 in 1951, and 497 in 2001.
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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+)
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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+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 2015 April 1 — Lost part to Waverton.

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Maps

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Politics & Government

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

  • Great Boughton (1837-71)
  • Tarvin (1871-1930)
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Voting Registers

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