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"WOODBANK, otherwise ROUGH-SHOTWICK, a township in the parish of SHOTWICK, higher division of the hundred of WIRRALL, county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (N. W.) from Chester, containing 39 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Woodbank was a township in Shotwick ancient parish, Wirral hundred (SJ 3472), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It included part of the hamlet of Two Mills.
  • The population was 48 in 1801, 64 in 1851, 72 in 1901, 77 in 1951, and 62 in 2001.
  • In 2015 the civil parish was abolished and incorporated into Puddington.
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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 (2009-15)
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Court Records

  • Wirral (1828-71)
  • Chester Castle (1871-1974)
  • Chester (1974-2001)
  • Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston (2001-12)
  • West Cheshire (2012-15)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1888 March 24 — Gained detached part No. 1 of Great Saughall (42 acres, pop. 0 in 1891).
  • 2015 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Puddington.

You can see the administrative areas in which Woodbank 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 SJ355730 (Lat/Lon: 53.250077, -2.968141), Woodbank 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 (2009-15)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Great Boughton (1837-53)
  • Hawarden (1853-71)
  • Chester (1871-1930)
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Voting Registers

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