In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Malpas like this:
Malpas.-- market town, par., and township with ry. sta., in SW. of Cheshire - par. (partly also in detached part of Flintshire), 27,094 ac., pop. 5261; township, 1998 ac., pop. 939; town, 1½ mile SW. of sta., which is 13½ miles SE. of Chester; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Wednesday, Malpas was the birthplace of Matthew Henry (1662-1714), the commentator, and Bishop Heber (1783-1826), the hymn-writer, and gives the title of Viscount to the Marquis of Cholmondeley.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Malpas has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Chester. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Malpas and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Malpas, in Chester and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th June 2013
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