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Upton by Chester

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"UPTON, a township in that part of the parish of ST.MARY CHESTER, which is in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¼ miles (N.) from Chester, containing 206 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Upton by Chester was a township in the ancient parishes of Chester: St. Mary on the Hill and Chester: St. Oswald, Broxton hundred (SJ 4169), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Upton Heath.
  • The population was 173 in 1801, 555 in 1851, 1769 in 1901, 6343 in 1951, and 7800 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

  • 1954 April 1 — Lost part to Chester (22 acres, pop. 10 in 1951)

You can see the administrative areas in which Upton by Chester 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 SJ408689 (Lat/Lon: 53.213846, -2.887957), Upton by Chester which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

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

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

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