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"SHOTWICK, a parish in the higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Cappenhurst, Kingswood, Great Saughall, Little Saughall, Shotwick, and Woodbank, otherwise Rough Shotwick, and containing 719 inhabitants, of which number, 94 are in the township of Shotwick, 6 miles (N.W.) from Chester. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £18 per annum, and £240 private benefaction, £600 royal bounty, and £400 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, has a curious Norman door, and some portions in the later style of English architecture." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Shotwick, also a township in Shotwick ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3472), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It included part of the hamlet of Two Mills.
  • The population was 95 in 1801, 100 in 1851, 82 in 1901, 70 in 1951, and 58 in 2001.
  • In 2015 the civil parish was abolished and incorporated into Puddington.

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

  • Wirral (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012-15)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Places associated with Shotwick ancient parish with separate pages


  • 2015 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Puddington.

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


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 (1837-53)
  • Hawarden (1853-71)
  • Chester (1871-1930)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1915)
  • Chester (1918-74)