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Backford, Cheshire West and Chester

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Backford, Cheshire West and Chester

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 north of Backford. According to the 2001 Census, it had a population of 109. 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.
Post townCHESTER
Administrative CountyCheshire West and Chester
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ3971
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01244
Population109 (2001 Census)
 

Backford, Cheshire West and Chester in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Backford, par. and township, with seat, W. Cheshire, 3½ miles N. of Chester -- par., 3185 ac., pop. 515; township, 764 ac., pop. 125.

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