Chester, diocese of
The see was much reduced in the 19th cent. The Yorkshire portion went to the new see of Ripon (1836), Lancashire north of the Ribble to the new Manchester diocese (1847), and Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lakeland Lancashire transferred to Carlisle (1856). The few Welsh parishes went to St Asaph, and Liverpool, a new archdeaconry, gained diocesan independence in 1880.
A. S. Hargreaves
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