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PRESTON ON THE HILL

  • A township in Daresbury chapelry and Runcorn ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 5780). In 1936 the civil parish was extended to include part of Norton, and renamed Preston Brook. In 1967 part of the village of Preston Brook was transferred to of Runcorn civil parish.
  • It includes the hamlets of Barkers Hollow, Cottons Bridge, Norton Crossings (from 1936), Preston Brook, Red Brow, and Tunnel Top (part).
  • The population was 333 in 1801, 594 in 1851, 454 in 1901, and 401 in 1951.

Churches

  • Runcorn: All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Preston on the Hill.
  • Daresbury: All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parochial chapel for the township of Preston on the Hill, and the district church from 1880.
  • Click for photo of churchPreston on the Hill, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Founded in 1810. Registers 1823-1924 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Preston on the Hill, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded in 1819, closed in 1970. Registers 1818-1968 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1974)
  • Halton (1974+)

Description and Travel

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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)
  • Halton (1974+)

Voting Registers

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