Beeston  Cheshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Beeston like this:

BEESTON, a township in Bunbury parish, Cheshire; on the Crewe and Chester railway, 10¾ miles SE by E of Chester. It has a r. station, a Wesleyan chapel of 1866, and a Prim. Methodist chapel. Acres, 1,957. Real property, £2,786. Pop., 355. Houses, 70. Beeston Castle here crowns an isolated sandstone rock, 366 feet high; and commands a charming view of the vale of Cheshire, and over the Mersey to Liverpool. ...

The castle was built, as a fortress, in 1228, by Ranulph de Blundeville; became a royal garrison between Henry III. and his barons; was dismantled, in 1645, by order of parliament; and is now an extensive and picturesque ruin.

Beeston through time

Beeston is now part of Chester district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chester has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Beeston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Beeston, in Chester and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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