Bridge Trafford

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Bridge Trafford
The Nags Head, Bridge Trafford (geograph 3331626).jpg
The Nags Head public house, Bridge Trafford
Bridge Trafford is located in Cheshire
Bridge Trafford
Bridge Trafford
Bridge Trafford shown within Cheshire
OS grid reference SJ449713
Civil parish
  • Bridge Trafford
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′06″N 2°49′30″W / 53.235°N 2.825°W / 53.235; -2.825Coordinates: 53°14′06″N 2°49′30″W / 53.235°N 2.825°W / 53.235; -2.825

Bridge Trafford is a hamlet and civil parish situated near to Chester, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The hamlet lies some 2 miles (3 km) to the north of the centre of the village of Mickle Trafford on the A56 road (grid reference SJ450713). At the 2001 census it had a population of 33.[1]

It is believed that the Roman road from Chester to Wilderspool (now part of Warrington) passed through the parish. In 1991 a Roman bronze brooch was found in the parish.[2]

Immediately to the south of the hamlet the River Gowy is crossed by Trafford Bridge. A stone bridge was first built here in 1410 and there was probably a wooden bridge before that. After the Civil War the bridge needed repairs and these were carried out in 1648.[3]




  • Latham, Frank A. (ed.) (2005), Mickle Trafford, The Local History Group, ISBN 0-9551470-1-8 

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