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"BARNTON, a township in that part of the parish of GREAT BU DWORTH which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 1¾ mile (N. W. by W.) from Northwich, containing 612 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Barnton was a township in Great Budworth ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 6375), which became a civil parish in 1866.

  • It includes the hamlets of Gunners Clough (part), Rosebank and Saltersford.
  • The population was 402 in 1801, 1117 in 1851, 2792 in 1901, 3918 in 1951, and 5527 in 2001.


  • Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Barnton.
  • Barnton: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for the township of Barnton from 1843.
  • Barnton: Our Lady of Fatima (Roman Catholic). Opened in 1953.
  • Barnton, Methodist (Mount Tabor) Chapel (Free). Founded in 1836, rebuilt in 1867, closed in 1969. Registers of marriages 1913-69 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Barnton, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1896.
  • Barnton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Runcorn Road. Founded c1813, rebuilt in 1875, closed in 1962. Registers of baptisms 1865-1941 and marriages 1939-62 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

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Civil Registration

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

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-71)
  • Leftwich (1871-99)
  • Northwich (1899-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

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

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Northwich (1885-1974)