Neston And Parkgate

As the River Dee silted up and the Irish packet ships could no longer reach the Port of Chester, the imprtance of Neston began to grow as trade was forced further north.

During the reign of Edward III, in 1364, Neston was already an important area but it was in Edward VI's time that the New Quay was built and a collection of houses started to grow in the neighbourhood which gradually became known as Parkgate.

By 1780, Neston was the main arrival and departure point for people and good travelling between England and Ireland.