Dodleston, Cheshire Family History Guide

Dodleston is an Ancient Parish partly in Flintshire.

Other places in the parish include: Moorend Farm, Balderton, Gorstella, and Lower Kinnerton.

Alternative names: Diddleston, Doddleston

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1570
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1584

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Adjacent Parishes

  • Eccleston
  • Chester St Mary on the Hill
  • Pulford
  • Bretton, Flintshire
  • Saltney, Flintshire
  • Burton, Flintshire
  • Broughton, Flintshire
  • Dodleston, Flintshire

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DODDLESTON, a village and a township in Great Boughton district, Cheshire; and a parish partly also in Flint. The village stands near the boundary with Wales, and near the Chester and Shrewsbury railway, 2½ miles SW of Saltney r. station, and 4½ SSW of Chester. The township includes also the hamlet of Gorstella. Acres, 1,677. Real property, £2,646. Pop., 304. Houses, 54. The parish contains likewise the townships of Lower Kinnerton and Higher Kinnerton; and its post town is Pulford, under Wrexham. Acres, 4,013. Real property, £6,191. Pop., 814. Houses, 158. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Westminster. A seat of the Egertons here was the head-quarters of Brereton, at the siege of Chester in 1645-6. The living is a rectory in the dio. of Chester. Value, £593. Patrons, the Dean and Chaper of Chester. The church was rebuilt, on an enlarged scale, in 1869. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel, a free school, and charities £10.

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