Pulford, Cheshire Family History Guide

Pulford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.

Other places in the parish include: Poulton.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Pulford

Historical Descriptions

Pulford

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PULFORD, a village, a township, and a parish, in Great Boughton district, Cheshire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Dee, at the boundary with Wales, 2 miles N E of Rossett r. station, and 5 S by W of Chester; and has a post-office under Wrexham. The township comprises 1,176 acres. Real property, £1,723. Pop., 222. Houses, 45. The parish contains also the township of Poulton, and comprises 2,567 acres. Real property, £3,446. Pop., 354. Houses, 67. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £200. Patron, the Marquis of Westminster. The church was built in 1833; and is in the Tudor style, cruciform, with a tower.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

PULFORD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Great Boughton, Lower division of the hundred of Broxton, S. division of the county of Chester; containing, with Poulton township, 335 inhabitants, of whom 206 are in the township of Pulford, 5¼ miles (S. S. W.) from Chester. The parish is situated on the road from Chester to Wrexham, and bounded by the Pulford brook, which separates this part of the county from Denbighshire. It comprises 2225 acres, of which 1055 are in the township of Pulford; the soil is mostly a stiff clay, favourable to the growth of wheat. Here is a station of the Chester and Ruabon railway. A court is annually held by the Grosvenor family as lords of the manor. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 15. 10., and in the gift of the Grosvenor family: the tithes have been commuted for £200, and the glebe consists of six acres, with a house, rebuilt by the late Marquess of Westminster in 1820. The present church, a cruciform structure in the later English style, was also built by his lordship, in the year 1833. In a field belonging to the rectory, called the Castle Hill, are still to be seen traces of a fosse and other remains of an ancient fortification.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Poulton

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Poulton, a township in Pulford parish, Cheshire; on an affluent of the river Dee, 4½ miles S of Chester. Acres, 1,391. Real property, £1,723. Pop., 132. Houses, 22. A Cistertian abbey was founded here, in 1153, by Robert Pincerna; and was removed, in 1220, to Dieulacres in Staffordshire.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

POULTON, a township, in the parish of Pulford, union of Great Boughton, Lower division of the hundred of Broxton, S. division of the county of Chester, 5½ miles (S. by W.) from Chester; containing 129 inhabitants. A Cistercian abbey was founded here in 1153, by Robert, who was butler to Ranulph, second Earl of Chester; but the monks having suffered greatly from frequent incursions of the Welsh, removed to Dieulacres, in Staffordshire, in 1214, from which time, till the Dissolution, Poulton continued parcel of the possessions of that monastery. The township comprises 1170 acres, of which the soil is clay. The river Dee forms its eastern boundary.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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Administration

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