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Church of St Oswald, Backford - - 2262903.jpg
St. Oswald's Church, Backford
Backford is located in Cheshire
Backford shown within Cheshire
Population 109 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ398720
Civil parish
  • Backford
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°14′31″N 2°54′11″W / 53.2419°N 2.9031°W / 53.2419; -2.9031Coordinates: 53°14′31″N 2°54′11″W / 53.2419°N 2.9031°W / 53.2419; -2.9031

Backford is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated between Chester and Ellesmere Port on the A41 trunk road, to the north of the Shropshire Union Canal. (Map) Backford Cross is located about 1.5 miles (2 km) north of Backford. According to the 2001 Census, it had a population of 109.[1]

Formerly a township in the Wirral Hundred, it had a population of 138 in 1801, 155 in 1851, 141 in 1901 and 119 in 1951.[2]

St Oswald's Church is in the centre of the village, as is Backford Hall, which previously operated as offices for Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Backford Hall Golf Club (now defunct) was in existence from the late 1930s until the early 1950s.[3]

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  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Backford, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 18 November 2007
  2. ^ Cheshire Towns & Parishes: Backford, GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy, retrieved 18 November 2007
  3. ^ “Backford Hall Golf Club”, “Golf's Missing Links”.

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