Ince is an ancient village and civil parish in the county of Cheshire in England

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A Little History of Our Village

Ince is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated immediately to the east of the Stanlow Oil Refinery. It shares Ince and Elton railway station with the village of Elton, which it runs into.

The name Ince was first recorded in the Domesday Book as Inise, which is from the Primitive Welsh¬†√Įn√Įs, meaning island. The name refers to the village’s position on a low ridge in the marshlands around the rivers Gowy¬†and¬†Mersey.

Ince was an ancient parish in Eddisbury Hundred and became a civil parish in 1866. The civil parish was abolished in 1950, and absorbed into Ellesmere Port civil parish. The population stood at 443 in 1801, 422 in 1851 and 290 in 1901. According to the 2001 Census, it was recorded as having a population of 209.

The present civil parish was separated from Ellesmere Port in 1987, with smaller boundaries.

The Journey Begins

Christmas 2018

Today the Ince elves and fairies put up the Christmas tree in The Square…and this year we can see the lights!

A special thank you to the Crank family for the use of the telehandler and for plugging in the lights.

Also a thank you to all who helped with the tree and much needed refreshments.