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Overton (Malpas), Cheshire

Historical Description

Overton, a township in Malpas parish, Cheshire, 1½ mile N by W of Malpas. Acreage, 736; population, 101. Overton Hall, an ancient building formerly moated, is the chief residence.

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 parishMalpas 
Poor Law unionWrexham 
Registration districtWrexham1837 - 1853
Registration districtWhitchurch1853 - 1935

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

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the description from Pigot & Co. Directory of Cheshire, 1828-9

We have transcribed the entry for Overton (Malpas) from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Overton (Malpas) 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