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"THELWALL, a chapelry in the parish of RUNCORN, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (E. S. E.) from Warrington, containing 327 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £400 private benefaction, £1000 royal bounty, and £300 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of T. A. Pickering, Esq. The chapel has lately received an addition of two hundred and forty sittings, of which one hundred and twenty are free, the Incorporated Society for the enlargement of churches and chapels having granted £120 towards defraying the expense. The Duke of Bridgewater's canal passes through the parish, and the river Mersey forms its northern boundary, on the south bank of which river are some gunpowder mills. Thelwall was formerly a considerable town, though now but an obscure village." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Thelwall was a township in Runcorn ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 6587), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Grappenhall.
  • The population was 309 in 1801, 347 in 1851, and 481 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Grappenhall.


  • Runcorn: All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Thelwall.
  • Thelwall: All Saints (Church of England). Founded in 1737 as a chapel tof Runcorn: All Saints, which became the district church for the most of township of Thelwall in 1870.
  • Latchford: St. James the Great (Church of England). The district church for part of Thelwall from 1866

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-45)
  • Warrington (1845-96)
  • Runcorn (1896-1936)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (wholly, 1828-47 ; partly, 1847-74)
  • Warrington (Borough) (partly, 1847-84) *
  • Altrincham (partly, 1874-84 ; wholly, 1884-1936)

* The two detached parts in Warrington (Borough) (1847-84) were added to Latchford in 1884.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1884 March 25 — Lost Nos. 1 and 2 to Latchford (106 acres, pop. 0 in 1891, including Westy Barn Field and Old Warps)
  • 1885 March 25 — Lost part to Woolston with Martinscroft, Lancashire (including Wilgreaves Farm)
  • 1933 April 1 — Lost part to Woolston, Lancashire (165 acres, pop. 3 in 1931)
  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Grappenhall (1108 acres, pop. 506 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Warrington Municipal Borough (partly, 1847-84) *
  • Warrington Rural Sanitary District (partly, 1875-84 ; wholly, 1884-94)
  • Warrington Rural District (1894-96)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1896-1936)

* The two detached parts in Warrington Municipal Borough (1847-84) were added to Latchford in 1884.


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Runcorn (1836-45)
  • Warrington (1845-96)
  • Runcorn (1896-1930)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1915)
  • Knutsford (1918-36)