The entrance to Bache Railway Station
Bache shown within Cheshire
|Population||158 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||Cheshire West and Chester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||City of Chester|
The name "Bache" comes from a large tidal lagoon that was once linked to the River Dee at Blacon. The area, which now lies under Liverpool Road and a supermarket car park, was slowly reclaimed and raised when the course of the river was diverted in the 1730s. The Chester Canal also cut off the watercourse in the 1780s. Its course can be traced from Bache brook which is now partially covered by the Deva Link, a highways relief road.
Bache Hall, a large 18th-century building, was once the main house of the Bache estate. It occupied the land now part of the Countess of Chester Hospital. The building is currently used by the University of Chester.
Further details regarding the area's history can be found here.
According to the 2001 Census, the parish had a population of 158 which includes 14 residents of a psychiatric ward. Located to the north of the city, Bache combines with Moston and Upton-by-Chester to form a joint parish council. The parish had previously been a township in Chester St Oswald Parish.
Bache railway station connects the area to Chester railway station replacing Upton-by-Chester railway station on the Merseyrail Wirral Line (Chester-Liverpool). The small station is located by the Morrison's supermarket. A bus service runs from Chester city centre via the station connecting the Bache to Chester Zoo.
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