Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for DODDLESTON

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.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a township"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Great Boughton PLU       Cheshire AncC
Place: Dodleston

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