Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ASHTON

ASHTON, a township and a chapelry in Tarvin parish, Cheshire. The township lies near Delamere forest, 3¼ miles SE of Dunham-Hill r. station, and 7 NE of Chester. It has a post office under Chester. Acres, 1,303. Real property, £2,732. Pop., 411. Houses, 81.—The chapelry is called Ashton-Hayes, and was constituted in 1849. Pop., 626. Houses, 114. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £160.* Patron, W. Atkinson, Esq. The church is in the later English style. There are two Methodist chapels.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a township and a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Ashton CP/Tn       Tarvin CP/Tn/AP       Cheshire AncC
Place: Ashton

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