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Local History Publications

Cheshire History No.47- No.63

Cheshire History No. 60

Cheshire History is the journal of new work relating to the history and archaeology of the ancient and modern county of Cheshire. It is published by the Cheshire Local History Association and appears as a single annual edition. The most recent edition is priced at £9.50. Earlier editions 50p- £5.00.

Latest edition (No.63), content includes: Obituary: Alex Cowan; Select Documents for Local and Family Historians in the Cheshire Quarter Sessions files, 1571 to 1616: Part Two [with summary for 1606-07] (Paul Booth); The Comberbach Family in Chester, 1680s to 1780s (Tom Welsh); A Disputed Will: The Case of Charles Whittingham of Over (Tony Bostock); John Twemlow of Hatherton: the Legacy of a Fraudster (Jonathan Pepler); Marple’s First Historian: Joel Wainwright, 1831-1916 (Geoff Higgins); Rural Outposts of the Established Church: Mission Rooms and Halls in South-West Cheshire, 1880s to 1990s (David Hayns); Edward Cox’s ‘Tumulus’ at Storeton, Wirral (Rowan Patel) Sir Marmaduke Langdale’s Road to Rowton Moor and the Phantom Bridge of Boats (Bob Burgess); Recent Work on Cheshire History: a Select Bibliography… several book reviews and notes on the contributors 


Cheshire Sheaf

Cheshire Sheaf 2

The Cheshire Sheaf was a “Notes and Queries” type of publication which ran intermittently from 1878 to 1990. This is a searchable double CD set.



Maps of Cheshire on CD

1577 Saxton, 1610 Speed

1577 Saxton

Christopher Saxton 1577 - The first map of Cheshire was produced by the Yorkshire surveyor. It was one of 34 county maps that he produced 1574 to 1578. John Speed 1610 - Speed's map of Cheshire was produced for an atlas 'Great Britaine'


1675 Ogilby's road maps, 1777 Burdett's 'Cheshire'

Ogilby 2

John Ogilby 1675 - This CD has the eight local maps from his 'Britannia' the first road atlas of England and Wales. Peter Burdett 1777 - Burdett gives us a quantum leap in the mapping of Cheshire. For the first time, the county is accurately drawn.


1819 Greenwood, 1831 Bryant

Greenwood 2

Christopher Greenwood 1819 - The four sheets of Greenwood's Cheshire map show great detail and are noted for the quality of their design and engraving. A Bryant 1831 - Bryant's map is very similar in content but provides substantially more detail.


Special offer: All 3 CDs for £20.00

Local and family history

Chester in the Great War

Chester Great War 2

Chester in the Great War tells the story of a city and its people throughout the long years of the First World War, from the carefree days of Spring 1914 to the solemn tones of the first Remembrance Day in November 1919.

Author: Susan Chambers


Crewe: A History

Crewe 2

Recounts the history of the area that now forms the present town of Crewe, from pre-historic times to the present day. Includes new research that reveals details of life in the years before the railways came.

Author: Susan Chambers


Malpas and the Great War 1914-1918

Malpas Great War 2

A booklet which gives a concise but detailed account of the effect of the First World War on life in the area, written by a local author. Illustrated with many photographs from the period.

Author: David Hayns


Preservation and Progress: The Story of Chester since 1960

Preservation 2

Is Chester an 'historic city' or a 'modern city'; a finely balanced and well managed combination of the two, or an uncomfortable and paranoid victim of a split personality? It's a dilemma highlighted, if not created, by our Victorian forebears.

Author: Peter de Figueiredo & Cyril Morris>


The Secretary Hand ABC Book

Secretary 2

An aid to sixteenth and seventeenth century handwriting.


Ancient Parishes, Townships & Chapelries of Cheshire

Ancient parishes 2

Contains large folding map within a forty page explanatory booklet.

Author: F I Dunn


A New Historical Atlas of Cheshire

A New Historical Atlas of Cheshire_website

A major contribution to the study of the history of Cheshire. Covers such topics as Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval Cheshire; Cheshire place names; population; health; religion; rural society; industry; education; transport; urban development.

Author: A D M Phillips and C B Phillips


Cheshire Gazetteer

Gazeteer 2

Contains a detailed list of all the places in Cheshire and some bordering townships along with the parish, ward and town, an Ordnance Survey reference number for easy location and the District Council to which they belong.

Author: Cheshire County Council, Information and Records Service