Chidlow, Cheshire

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Chidlow - Pond at Hill Top Farm.jpg
Pond at Hill Top Farm
Chidlow is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
OS grid referenceSJ5044
Civil parish
  • Chidlow
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALPAS
Postcode districtSY14
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°00′07″N 2°44′46″W / 53.002°N 2.746°W / 53.002; -2.746Coordinates: 53°00′07″N 2°44′46″W / 53.002°N 2.746°W / 53.002; -2.746

Chidlow is a civil parish in the Cheshire West and Chester district and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. In 2001 it had a population of 8.[1]

Its name is thought to be derived from the Old English personal name Cidda, meaning Cidda's hlaw or burial mound.[2] The name first appears in records in 1282 as "Chiddelowe".[3] Chidlow was a township and chapelry of the old parish of Malpas, and became a civil parish in 1866.[4]

Chidlow was also a manor under the manorial system. It was anciently held by the Stranges of Blackmere, and eventually passed to the Egerton family of Oulton, who sold it in the early 19th century.[5]

Listed building[edit]

The parish contains one structure designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building. This is a guidepost situated at the junction of Old Malpas Road (B5395 road) and Dodd's Lane (53°00′07″N 2°44′07″W / 53.00184°N 2.73530°W / 53.00184; -2.73530).[6]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Chester Retrieved 2009-12-12
  2. ^ Higham (1994) The origins of Cheshire, Manchester UP, p.136
  3. ^ Dodgson (1997) Place-names of Cheshire, Part IV: Place-names of Broxton Hundred and Wirral Hundred, Cambridge UP, p.20
  4. ^ Chidlow, GENUKI, accessed 19-04-18
  5. ^ Hansall (1817) The History of the County Palatine of Chester, J Fletcher, p.333
  6. ^ Historic England. "Guidepost (1330265)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 April 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Chidlow at Wikimedia Commons