Higher Kinnerton


Higher Kinnerton is in Flintshire, and was historically within the parish of Hope; but for ecclesiastical purposes, it has for many years been a chapelry of the parish of Dodleston, Cheshire.
After the disestablishment of the Church in Wales, in 1920, the parishioners of Higher Kinnerton elected to stay with the parish of Dodleston.
Otherwise, for normal purposes of local government and administration, Higher Kinnerton is a Flintshire village.
However, the neighbouring village of Lower Kinnerton, which is about 1 mile to the north-east, is in Cheshire.


Church History

Ordnance Survey reference SJ 329612.
The present church, All Saints, was built in 1893, of red brick.
The churchyard is still used for burials.

The Clwyd FHS website has a photograph of the church

Nonconformist Churches

"Welsh Church Commission - County of Flint - The Statistics of the Nonconformist Churches for 1905" lists the following nonconformist place of worship in the Civil parish of Kinnerton :

Name of Chapel Denomination Number of "adherents"
Not Named Primitive Methodist 66

Church Records

Parish Registers

  • Researchers are advised to also consult the registers of Dodleston (Cheshire); and those of Hope, Hawarden, Broughton and Pentrobin.
    The following Parish Registers have been deposited in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester:
Baptisms Marriages Burials
1868 - 1966 1894 - 1947 -

Civil Registration

When Civil Registration was introduced in July 1837, Higher Kinnerton was assigned to the No. 4 ("Hawarden") sub-district of the Great Boughton Registration District (Cheshire).

On the 1st January 1870, the Great Boughton registration district was re-structured, and re-named as "Chester".

On 1 January 1903, the sub-district of Hawarden was upgraded to a Registration District in its own right.

In the GRO indexes to civil registration, entries for Higher Kinnerton are found under:

  • Years 1837 - 1851: Gt. Boughton XIX. nnn
  • Years 1852 - 1869: Gt. Boughton 8a. nnn
  • Years 1870 - 1902: Chester 8a. nnn
  • Years 1903 - 1946: Hawarden 11b. nnn

(GRO index references have no relevance at the local Superintendent Registrar's Office)


Description & Travel

Higher Kinnerton - on wikipedia

You can see pictures of Higher Kinnerton which are provided by:



The transcription of the section for this place from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.


Historical Geography

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



"North-East Wales Churches and Ancient Parish Boundaries" produced by Clwyd Record Office in 1994, published by Genuki with the permission of Flintshire Record Office and Denbighshire Archives

Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.   Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ329612 (Lat/Lon: 53.143702, -3.004619), Higher Kinnerton which are provided by: