"WAVERTON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of BROXTON, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Hatton, Huxley, and Waverton, and containing 707 inhabitants, of which number, 303 are in the township of Waverton, 4½ miles (E. S. E.) from Chester. The living is a rectory, annexed to the bishoprick of Chester, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £23. 6. 8. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The Chester canal passes through the parish." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Waverton, also a township in Waverton ancient parish, Broxton hundred (SJ 4663), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Brown Heath (part), Egg Bridge, Greenlooms (part) and Milners Heath.
  • The population was 246 in 1801, 357 in 1851, 384 in 1901, 476 in 1951, and 1560 in 2001.

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 & Travel

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The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

"WAVERTON, a parish in the lower division of Broxton hundred, county Chester, 4 miles S.E. of Chester, its post town, and 6 from Tarporley. It is a station on the London and North-Western railway. The village is situated on the Crewe railway and Nantwich and Chester canal. The parish includes a township of its own name, and those of Hatton and Huxley. In the parish are a stone quarry, steam flour-mill, cement works, &c. The soil consists chiefly of clay. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Chester, value £110, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, was restored in 1845. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. There are National schools for both sexes, and church and Sunday schools at Huxley. The Calvinists have a chapel at Eggbridge. The Marquis of Westminster is lord of the manor."

"HATTON, a township in the parish of Waverton, lower division of the hundred of Broxton, county Chester, 5 miles S.E. of Chester, and 6 W. of Tarporley. This township is chiefly pasture, and is famous for cheese. The village consists of several scattered farmhouses and a few cottages. Lord Henry Cholmondeley is owner of the soil."

"HUXLEY, a township in the parish of Waverton, lower division of the hundred of Broxton, county Chester, 4½ miles E. of Waverton, and 3½ S.W. of Tarporley. It is situated near the Chester and Crewe railway, and the Chester canal, which passes-on the S. side of the township. The New Connexion Methodists have a place of worship; and a school was erected in 1851, on land given by Randle Wilbraham, Esq. Here are situated the mansions of Higher and Lower Huxley Hall: the former passed along with the estates of the Savages to the Cholmondeley family."


Historical Geography

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Politics & Government

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

Voting Registers

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