Bache, Cheshire

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Egerton Arms Hotel, Bache (1).JPG
The Egerton Arms Hotel, Bache
Bache is located in Cheshire
Bache shown within Cheshire
Population 307 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ402681
Civil parish
  • Bache
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH2
Dialling code 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°12′25″N 2°53′46″W / 53.207°N 2.896°W / 53.207; -2.896Coordinates: 53°12′25″N 2°53′46″W / 53.207°N 2.896°W / 53.207; -2.896

The Bache (/ˈb/)) is a small civil parish and suburb of Chester, Cheshire, England.


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. In the early 1900s, Bache Golf Club occupied land to the west of the hall.[2]

Further details regarding the area's history can be found here.


According to the 2001 Census, the parish had a population of 158[3] 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.[4]

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.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bache Golf Club". Golf's Missing Links. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  3. ^ 2001 Census: Bache, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 12 August 2007 
  4. ^ Chester St. Oswald, A Vision of Britain Through Time, archived from the original on 30 September 2007, retrieved 12 May 2007 

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