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Eccleston, Cheshire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishEccleston St. Mary 
Poor Law unionGreat Boughton 
Registration districtGreat Boughton1837 - 1869
Registration districtChester1870 - 1937

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

Civil Registration

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:

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:

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.

CountyCheshire West and Chester
RegionNorth West
Postal districtCH4
Post TownChester