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Dunham on the Hill, Cheshire

Historical Description

Dunham-on-the-Hill or Dunham Hill, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Thornton-le-Moors parish, Cheshire, 5¼ miles NE of Chester, with a station on the Birkenhead and L. & N.W. railway, and a post office under Warrington; money order and telegraph office, Helsby. Acreage, 1404; population, 287. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1888. Population, 373. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; value, £132 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Thornton-in-the-Moor. The church was erected in 1861.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Civil parishThornton 
Poor Law unionGreat Boughton 
Registration districtGreat Boughton1837 - 1869
Registration districtChester1870 - 1937

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Dunham on the Hill from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.