Christleton, Cheshire Family History Guide

Christleton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Cotton Edmunds, Littleton, Rowton, Cotton Abbotts, and Cotton Abbott.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1697
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Waverton
  • Chester St Oswald
  • Tarvin
  • Guilden Sutton
  • Chester St Paul
  • Barrow

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHRISTLETON, a township and a parish in Great Boughton district, Cheshire. The township lies on the Ellesmere canal and on the Chester and Crewe railway, 2 miles ESE of Chester; and has a post office under Chester, and fairs on 8 March and 8 Sept. Acres, 1,465. Real property, £4,617. Pop., 698. Houses, 151. The parish includes also the townships of Littleton, Rowton, Cotton-Edmunds, and Cotton-Abbotts. Acres, 3,191. Real property, £8,437. Pop., 1, 006. Houses, 205. The manor belongs to J. B. Wood, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £900. Patron, the Rev. E. T. Evans. The church was built in 1738. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £13.

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: Broxton
  • Province: York