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Malpas Parish, Broxton Hundred

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The parish of Malpas encompassed the south-west of Broxton Hundred. It was the most extensive parishes in the western hundreds of Cheshire. The "'Great Doomsday Book" (1086-) recorded about Malpas:

The same Robert holds Depenbech [Malpas]. (Earl interlined) Edwin held it. There [are] 8 hides that pay geld. The land is for 14 ploughs. In demesne are three [ploughs] and 1 bordar and ½ acre of meadow. Of this land 5 knights (milites) hold 5½ hides of Robert, and have there 3 ploughs, and 7 villeins with 2½ ploughs. There [are] 2 acres of meadow. T.R.E the whole was worth £11 4s. It was afterwards waste. Now, all included, it is worth 52s. It has 2 leagues in length and 1 in width.

The first significant building in Malpas was a Norman motte behind the present church of St Oswald’s.

There was once a terrible dragon in the lordship of Malpas that devoured all such persons he lay hold on, and was defeated by Thomas Venables.

Malpas Parish contained: 25 townships including:

  • Agden;
  • Bickerton;
  • Bickley;
  • Bradley;
  • Broxton;
  • Bulkely;
  • Chidlowe;
  • Cholmondeley;
  • Chorlton juxta Malpas;
  • Cuddington;
  • Duckington;
  • Edge;
  • Egerton;
  • Hampton;
  • Iscoyd in the county of Flint;
  • Larton;
  • Macefen;
  • Malpas;
  • Newton;
  • Oldcastle;
  • Overton;
  • Stockton;
  • Tushingham cum Grindley;
  • Wichalgh;
  • Wigland.

Ancient families who dominated Malpas parish, and Cheshire, for centuries include:


  • Ormerod, George, eds. "Containing the hundreds of Edisbury, Wirral, and Broxton", The history of the county palatine and city of Chester compiled from original evidences in public offices, the Harleian and Cottonian mss., parochial registers, private muniments, unpublished ms. collections of successive Cheshire antiquaries, and a personal survey of every township in the county; incorporated with a republication of King's Vale royal, and Leycester's Cheshire antiquities. Vol. II. London: Lackington, Hughs, Harding, Mavor, and Jones, 1819. pp.328-375. https://archive.org/stream/historyofcountyp02orme#page/328/mode/2up.


Kennard, Nick. "History of Malpas - the village that industry forgot". Malpas, Cheshire. 2014. http://www.malpascheshire.co.uk/historyofmalpas.html.

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