English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Ashton on Mersey & Bowdon

Parish in the County of Cheshire


Ashton on Mersey parish, an independent rectory by 1350, supposed to have been originally part of Bowdon parish (Chet OS viii 310), contained the townships of Sale and part of Ashton, which was partly in Bowdon parish.Ashton and Sale are now merged in Sale municipal borough c.p.

Major Settlements