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"LAWTON (CHURCH), a parish in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 6 miles (S. E.) from Sandbach, containing 512 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £9 2. 7., and in the patronage of --- Lawton, Esq. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a Norman south door. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Here is a small fund for the instruction of poor children. The Trent and Mersey canal is joined here by the Macclesfield canal, and passes through the parish; upon its banks are coal wharfs, a small quantity of coal being raised in the parish; the Old Lawton salt works are on the border of this parish and Asbury." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
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1982 April 1 — Gained parts of Betchton and Odd Rode, and lost part to Odd Rode
1991 April 1 — Gained part of Kidsgrove, Staffordshire (1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1991) and lost part to Kidsgrove, Staffordshire (3 hectares, pop. 12 in 1991)
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