Eccleston, a village, a township, and a parish in Cheshire. The village stands on the river Dee, 3 miles S of Chester, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Chester. The township includes the village. Acreage, 1392; population, 343. The parish contains also the township of Eaton, and is traversed by Watling Street. Acreage, 2391; population, 582. The manor belongs to the Duke of Westminster. Eccleston Hill commands a fine prospect. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester; net value, £213 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Westminster. The church was rebuilt in 1808 by Earl Grosvenor after designs by Porden, and is a handsome structure with lofty pinnacled tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Eccleston St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Great Boughton|
|Registration district||Great Boughton||1837 - 1869|
|Registration district||Chester||1870 - 1937|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Eccleston from 1837 to 1869 you should search for the Great Boughton Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Eccleston from 1870 to 1937 you should search for the Chester Registration District.
Directories & Gazetteers
Transcript of the description from Pigot & Co. Directory of Cheshire, 1828-9
We have transcribed the entry for Eccleston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Eccleston (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Eccleston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:
The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.