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"TILSTON, a parish in the higher division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Garden, Grafton, Horton, Stretton, and Tilston, and containing 833 inhabitants, of which number, 370 are in the township of Tilston, 3 miles (N. W. by N.) from Malpas. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £12. 2. 11., and in the patronage of the Marquis of Cholmondely. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The Chester canal passes through the parish, and close to the village." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Tilston, also a township in Tilston ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4651), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Grafton (from 2015), Hob Hill and Lowcross Hill.
  • The population was 257 in 1801, 425 in 1851, 320 in 1901, 377 in 1951, and 627 in 2001.


  • Tilston: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Tilston.
  • Tilston, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).
  • Tilston, Methodist Chapel (Primitive).

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Tilston area or see them printed on a map.


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+)

Court Records

  • Broxton (1828-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Places associated with Tilston ancient parish with separate pages


  • 2015 April 1 — Gained the whole of Grafton.

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


Politics and Government

  • Tarvin Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Tarvin Rural District (1894-74)
  • Chester (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

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