In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ellesmere Port like this:
ELLESMERE PORT, a chapelry in Eastham parish, Cheshire; on the river Mersey, at the month of the Ellesmere canal, near Whitby-Locks r. station, 7½ miles N of Chester. It has a post office under Chester, docks, soap-works, and a brewery. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £120. -Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church is recent; and there are a P. Methodist chapel and a national school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ellesmere Port, in Ellesmere Port and Neston and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th April 2017
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