Cheshire History Journal

Cheshire History is the journal of new work relating to the history and archaeology of the ancient and modern county of Cheshire. It is published by the Cheshire Local History Association and appears as a single annual edition.

Members receive copies of Cheshire History as part of their membership subscription. The edition they receive is the one published towards the end of the subscription year.

The Editor will be pleased to consider items for inclusion in future issues of Cheshire History. Notes for contributors are available.

Some back issues are available to purchase.

Numbers 1 (1978) to 55 (2015/16) are available on our Past Publications sub-website where you can search for subjects and authors of articles.

Numbers 56 (2016/17) to 61 (2021/22) are available to purchase here. Their contents can be seen here.

Number 61 (for 2021-22), a substantial issue with many black and white illustrations and colour plates, has the following contents:-

Chairman’s Welcome

Notes from the Editor

Obituary: Samuel Rhys Williams

The Descent of Some Chester Libraries
Ralph Hanna


Thomas Cromwell’s Assault on the Palatinate: Cheshire’s Gentry Feuds as a Catalyst for the Unification of England

Ed Dutton


Mary Fitton: The Life and Loves of an Elizabethan Maid of Honour

Tony Bostock


Select Documents for Local and Family Historians in the Cheshire Quarter Sessions files, 1571to 1616: Part Two [with summary for January to July 1605]

Paul Booth


The Battle of Rowton Moor, 2September 1645: the Forgotten, Neglected, Decisive Battle for Control of Cheshire and the Region

Bob Burgess


Real Stories from Mere Accounts: Exploring Shocklach (Saint Edith) Churchwardens’ Records, 1725-1916

David Hayns


Macclesfield Baths and Washhouses and its Patrons in the Nineteenth Century

Sarah Griffiths


Winsford’s Inspector of Nuisances: The Development of a ‘Vile Town’s’ Infrastructure, 1890-1930

D.A. Nellist


In Brief:-

  • A Time Capsule of a Time Capsule: a Charcoal-filled Pit within Poulton Chapel Graveyard

Kevin Cootes, Dot Broughton, Carrie Armstrong, Janet Axworthy, David Jordan, Hannah Russ and Rea Carlin


  • How South American Gold Transformed a Corner of Neston

Anthony Annakin-Smith


  • Prisoners of War and their Camps in Cheshire: Continued

Peter Young


Recent Work on Cheshire History: a Select Bibliography

Morris Garratt


.....plus several book reviews and notes on the contributors.

Copies are available for purchase.

Cheshire History is free to members of the Cheshire Local History Association. Please note that members receive the issue published at the end of the subscription year.

Non-members can purchase a copy - please print off, complete and post the tear-off form below or click here, print and send.

The cost of Cheshire History is £9.50 + £2.50 postage and packing ; postage for overseas will be extra and is variable.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Cheshire Local History Association’ and sent, with this form, to:

Cheshire Local History Association

c/o Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Service

Duke Street,

Chester, CH1 1RL.

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Cheshire History back numbers are available for purchase.