Oldcastle  Cheshire


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

OLDCASTLE, a township in Malpas parish, Cheshire; on the river Elf, 2 miles S S W of Malpas. Acres, 835. Real property, £940. Pop., 100. Houses, 16. The manor belongs to W. Dod, Esq.; and the property is divided between him and T. T. Drake, Esq. An ancientcastle, of which no trace now exists, was here; is said to have been originally founded by the Romans; and gave rise to the name Oldcastle. A conflict between the parliamentarians and the royalists occurred on Oldcastle Heath in 1644.

Oldcastle through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th May 2022

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