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NORTON

"NORTON, a township in the parish of RUNCORN hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER; 4½ miles (N. B.) from Frodsham, containing 294 inhabitants. A priory of Augustine canons, originally founded in 1133, at Runcorn, by William Fitz-Nigell, was removed hither by his son William, constable of Chester: this house was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and at the dissolution had a revenue of £258. 11. 8.: it was subsequently a private mansion, and was besieged by the royalists in the early part of 1643. The Mersey and Irwell and the Duke of Bridgewater's canal pass through the township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Norton was a township in Runcorn ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 5581), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1967 to become part of Runcorn and Daresbury.
  • It includes the hamlets of Eanley Wood, Murdishaw, Priory Cross and Windmill Hill
  • The population was 220 in 1801, 344 in 1851, 294 in 1901, and 142.

For the period after 1967, see Runcorn.

Churches

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1967)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-67)
  • Runcorn (1867-1967)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Lost the area north of the Manchester Ship Canal to Cuerdley, Lancashire (430 acres, pop. 28 in 1931)
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained the whole of Stockham (331 acres, pop. 21 in 1931), and lost parts to Preston Brook (185 acres, pop. 42 in 1931) and Runcorn (36 acres, pop. 3 in 1931)
  • 1967 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Daresbury (1 hectare, pop. 0 in 1961) and Runcorn  (774 hectares, pop. 126 in 1961)

You can see the administrative areas in which Runcorn 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 (1894-1967)

Voting Registers

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