Dunham on the Hill, Cheshire

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Dunham on the Hill
St Luke, Dunham on the Hill.jpg
St. Luke's Church, Dunham on the Hill
Dunham on the Hill is located in Cheshire
Dunham on the Hill
Dunham on the Hill
Dunham on the Hill shown within Cheshire
OS grid reference SJ471726
Civil parish
  • Dunham on the Hill
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH2
Dialling code 01928
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
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53°14′53″N 2°48′04″W / 53.248°N 2.801°W / 53.248; -2.801Coordinates: 53°14′53″N 2°48′04″W / 53.248°N 2.801°W / 53.248; -2.801

Dunham on the Hill is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. It is located on the A56 main road, near Helsby.

The village of Dunham on the Hill is mentioned in Domesday Book. It is situated 120 feet (37 m) above sea level, south west of Helsby Hill, and 6 miles (9.7 km) from Chester. Originally a small hamlet, it has gradually enlarged, and is now divided by the A56 main road. Council housing was built shortly after the Second World War behind ‘The Wheatsheaf’ pub, many of these are now owner occupied. Other in-fill building in the village has increased the population of the parish from fewer than 300 in the early 1900s to 534 recorded in the 2001 Census,[1] then decreasing slightly to 501 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Dunham Hill railway station was closed in 1952.

The village school closed in 2008. The 'Dunham Arms' pub reopened in 2010.


The parish church of St Luke was built in the 1860s as a chapel of ease. Before this villagers had to walk across the fields to Thornton-le-Moors in order to attend church services. Services are held here at 9.30 every Sunday morning.

The village also has two Methodist chapels, both now converted into dwellings. The Wesleyan Methodist church in the centre of Dunham was the first place of worship to be built in the village. Hapsford Methodist Church is on the A56 between Dunham and its neighbouring village, Hapsford.

ROF Dunham on the Hill[edit]

Dunham on the Hill was the location of an explosives storage depot built during World War II. Some of the old storage sheds can still be seen from the M56 motorway.[3]

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