Barrow, Cheshire Family History Guide

Barrow is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Great Barrow and Little Barrow.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1596

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Christleton
  • Tarvin
  • Guilden Sutton
  • Thornton le Moors
  • Plemstall

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARROW, a parish in Great Boughton district, Cheshire; on a stream which goes northward to the Mersey, 3½ miles S of Dunham r. station, and 5 ENE of Chester. It includes the townships of Great Barrow and Little Barrow; and has fairs on 22 June and 22 Dec.: and its Post Town is Tarvin, under Chester. Acres, 2,916. Real property, £4,951. Pop., 623. Houses, 118. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £263. Patron, Lord H. Cholmondeley. The church is early English. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school built in 1865, and charities £9.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Great Boughton
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Chester
  • Poor Law Union: Great Boughton
  • Hundred: Eddisbury
  • Province: York