Over  Cheshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Over like this:

Over.-- small town, par., and township (ry. sta. Over and Wharton), Cheshire, 4½ miles W. of Middlewich - par., 4700 ac., pop. 5809; township (partly in White-gate par.), 4327 ac., pop. 6534; town (comprising the part of Over township in Over par.), pop. 5548; P.O. Over is an ancient place, with claims to be a prescriptive borough. It acquired rights of market and fairs from Edward I. The weekly market has been discontinued, but important fairs for cattle and sheep are held twice a year. Boatbuilding and salt mfr. are the industries of the place.

Over through time

Over 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 Over itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd June 2021

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