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CRONTON, a township in Prescot parish, Lancashire; adjacent to the Runcorn railway, 3¼ miles SSE of Prescot. It includes the village of Cronton-Smithies and the hamlet of Cronton-Townend. Acres, 1,121. Real property, £2,599. Pop., 412. Houses, 69.

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)




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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Cronton area is Knowsley.

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Cronton was a township in the parish of Prescot.

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Some information about the history of Cronton.

Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Cronton was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.

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