Poulton, Cheshire

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Kitchen Garden Poulton - geograph.org.uk - 187727.jpg
Kitchen garden in Poulton
Poulton is located in Cheshire
Poulton shown within Cheshire
Population 92 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ3959
Civil parish
  • Poulton and Pulford [1]
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH4
Dialling code 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°07′23″N 2°54′18″W / 53.123°N 2.905°W / 53.123; -2.905Coordinates: 53°07′23″N 2°54′18″W / 53.123°N 2.905°W / 53.123; -2.905

Poulton is a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. It has a population of 92.[2]

Poulton Chapel is an important archaeological site that dates back as far as the Mesolithic period (8,000 B.C.). Only ground level masonry survives. In mediaeval times it is thought to have been occupied by a monastic site, although the abbey has never been found. More than 800 skeletons have been exhumed within the chapel graveyard. Roman ditches, domestic ceramics and building materials relating to the Legio XX - Valeria Victrix have been found. In addition, Iron Age round house ditches, Briquetage and animal bone finds suggest that the site was once used as an industrial scale meat processing, preserving and trading site.[3]

Poulton became the site of a World War Two RAF base - RAF Poulton. Much of the runway and perimeter track, along with hardstandings still exist.

Poulton was described by John Marius Wilson, in his "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales" (1870-72), thus:

"POULTON, a township in Pulford parish, Cheshire; on an affluent of the river Dee, 4¼ miles S of Chester. Acres, 1, 391. Real property, £1, 723. Pop., 132. Houses, 22. A Cistertian abbey was founded here, in 1153, by Robert Pincerna; and was removed, in 1220, to Dieulacres in Staffordshire."[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.poultonandpulfordparish.co.uk/
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Chester Retrieved 2009-12-19
  3. ^ "The excavation and identification from Poulton Chapel site, Cheshire" (PDF). www.poultonproject.org. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  4. ^ GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Poulton, in Chester and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time. URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/4561

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