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DUTTON

"DUTTON, a township in that part of the parish of GREAT BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¼ miles (E.) from Frodsham, containing 325 inhabitants. This place, called in Domesday-book Duntune, was the seat of the ancient family of Dutton, who exercised peculiar authority over the musicians and minstrels of the county, requiring them to pay suit and service at a court held before the lord of Dutton, or his deputy, at Chester, every year on Midsummer-day, and to take out a license for the exercise of their calling. Though the right is still reserved to the proprietors of the manor of Dutton, no court has been held since 1756. One side of Dutton Hall, erected in 1542, is still standing, furnishing a remarkably rich relic of the domestic architecture of that period. The Grand Trunk canal passes through the parish. Dutton gives the title of baron to the family of Douglas, Dukes of Hamilton." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Dutton was a township in the ancient parishes of Great Budworth and Runcorn, Bucklow hundred (SJ 5878), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 it was extended to include the whole of Bartington.
  • In 1967 part of Dutton village was transferred to Runcorn civil parish.
  • It includes the hamlets of Done's Green and Tunnel Top (part).
  • The population was 301 in 1801, 337 in 1851, 426 in 1901, 516 in 1951, and 403 in 2001.

Churches

  • Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (1620 acres) of the township of Dutton.
  • Runcorn: All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (471 acres) of the township of Dutton.
  • Little Leigh: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England). A chapel to Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints, and the district church for the part of Dutton in that parish from 1833.
  • Aston by Sutton: St. Peter.(Church of England). An ancient chapel to Runcorn: All Saints, and the district church for the small part of township of Dutton in that parish from 1861.

For churches and chapels in the area added in 1936, see also Acton (near Weaverham) and Bartington.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Dutton area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Voting Registers

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