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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]

  • 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.


  • Chester: St. Mary on the Hill (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (1048 acres) of the township of Upton by Chester.
  • Chester: St. Oswald (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (106 acres) of the township of Upton by Chester.
  • Chester: St. Thomas of Canterbury (Church of England). Built in 1872 as a chapel to Chester: St. Oswald, which it succeeded as the district church in 1881.
  • Upton: Holy Ascension (Church of England). Built in 1854 as a chapel to Chester: St. Mary on the Hill, becoming the district church for Upton by Chester in 1882.
  • Upton, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Heath Road. Built in 1860, rebuilt in 1900.

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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+)

Court Records

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

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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

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Politics and Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

Voting Registers

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