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.


Parish in the County of Cheshire


The ecclesiastical parish of Backford contained the townships 1. Caughall (in Broxton Hundred, 140supra ), 2. Backford, 3. Chorlton, 4. Lea (now a c.p. including part of Mollington), 5. Great Mollington (now included in Mollington c.p. with Little Mollington 171supra ). The township of Moston, now in St Mary on the Hill parish, Broxton Hundred, was originally in Backford Parish, Wirral Hundred, v. 141supra .

Major Settlements