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APPLETON

"APPLETON, a township, joint with Hull, in that part of the parish of GREAT BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¾ miles (S. S. E.) from Warrington. The population is returned with Hull." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"HULL, a joint township with Appleton, in that part of the parish of GREAT BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER; containing 1435 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Appleton was a township in Great Budworth ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 6284), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Appleton Cross, Appleton Thorn, Broomfield, The Cobbs, Dudlows Green, Hillcliffe, Lumb Brook (part), and Wrights Green.
  • The population was 1206 in 1801, 1828 in 1851, 744 in 1901, 4636 in 1951, and 10477 in 2001.
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Churches

  • Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Appleton.
  • Stretton: St. Matthew (Church of England). The district church for Appleton from 1834.
  • Stockton Heath: St. Thomas (Church of England). The district church for part of Appleton from 1838 to 1897.
  • Appleton Thorn: St. Cross (Church of England). The district church for part of the township of Appleton from 1887.
  • Appleton: St. Monica (Roman Catholic). Opened around 1960.
  • Appleton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).
  • Hill Cliffe, Baptist Chapel. Founded in 1633. Registers of births 1783-1837 and burials 1802-1839 have been published by Liverpool and SW Lancashire FHS.

See also Stockton Heath.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Appleton Park area or see them printed on a map.

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1974)
  • Warrington (1974+)
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Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-1974)
  • Warrington (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1896 November 9 — Lost part to Latchford (pop. 467 in 1901)
  • 1897 October 1 — Lost part to Stockton Heath (pop. 2543 in 1901)

You can see the administrative areas in which APPLETON has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Warrington (1974+)
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1948)
  • Runcorn (1949-74)