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WALTON INFERIOR

"WALTON (INFERIOR), a township in the parish of RUNCORN, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 2 miles (S.) from Warrington, containing 353 inhabitants. The Mersey and Irwell canal passes in the vicinity. A school is supported by subscriptions amounting to about £7 per annum." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Walton Inferior (or Lower Walton) was a township in Runcorn ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 6086), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Walton.
  • The population was 271 in 1801, 375 in 1851, and 719 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Walton.

Churches

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-1936)

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Historical Geography

  • 1896 November 9 — Lost part to Latchford (pop. 0 in 1901)
  • 1933 April 1 — Lost part to Warrington (Lancashire) (358 acres, pop. 434 in 1931)
  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Walton (182 acres, pop. 1026 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1936)
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)