CAPPENHURST, a township, in the parish of Shotwick, union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Wirrall, S. division of the county of Chester, 5¾ miles (N. N. W.) from Chester; containing 154 inhabitants. The manor belonged in the reign of Edward I. to a family of the same name. In the year 1701, Lord Cholmondeley held two-thirds of it, which his ancestors had enjoyed from the time of Henry VII.; and Sir James Poole the other third, with the Hall, by inheritance from his ancestors: the manor was purchased by the Richardson family in 1790. Cappenhurst comprises 1150 acres of land, of a clayey soil. The Chester and Birkenhead railway passes close to it. The tithes have been commuted for £100.