Dane Bridge  Cheshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dane Bridge like this:

DANE-BRIDGE, a chapelry in Davenham and Great Budworth parishes, Cheshire; on the river Dane, near Northwich town and r. station. It was constituted in 1846; and its post town is Northwich. Pop., 2, 315. Houses, 493. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £160.* Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop.

The location is that of St. Paul's Church, Dane Bridge, as marked on the Ordnance Survey 1:10,560 map of 1882 (Cheshire, sheet 34. URL:, accessed: 30 August 2011). The map is barely legible, so the location is tentative, but it is clear that this Dane Bridge was near Northwich and distinct from the "Danebridge" south-east of Macclesfield, near Wincle. Additional information about this locality is available for Northwich

Dane Bridge through time

Dane Bridge is now part of Vale Royal district. Click here for graphs and data of how Vale Royal has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Dane Bridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dane Bridge, in Vale Royal and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th June 2021

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