Plemstall, Cheshire Family History Guide

Plemstall is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Picton, Bridge Trafford, Hoole, Mickle Trafford, and Pickton.

Alternative names: Plemonstall

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1586

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PLEMONSTALL, or Plemstall, a parish in Great Boughton district, Cheshire; on the river Gowy, adjacent to the Cheshire and Manchester railway, 4 miles NE of Chester. It comprises the townships of Hoole, Mickle-Trafford, Bridge-Trafford, and Pickton; and its post town is Chester. Acres, 3,134. Real property, £10,885. Pop. in 1851, 877; in 1861, 2,019. Houses, 394. The increase of pop. was mainly in Hoole, and arose therefrom proximity to Chester r. station. The property is not much divided. A garrison for Charles I. was placed in Mickle-Trafford, during the siege of Chester. The living is a donative in the diocese of Chester. Value, £400. Patron, J. F. France, Esq. The church stands in Mickle-Trafford; and is of the 14th century, with a tower of 1826. A new church has been erected in Hoole. A section, which had a pop. of 1,340 in 1861, is included in the chapelry of Christchurch, Chester. There are, in that section, a national school and a lecture-hall and reading-room; and, in Mickle-Trafford, a parochial school.

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; Eddisbury
  • Province: York