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Crowton

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"CROWTON, a township in the parish of WEAVERHAM, second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 5¼ miles (W. by N.) from Northwich, containing 455 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • A township in Weaverham ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 5873), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Bratts Bank, Cooksongreen, Crewood (part), Peck's Brow, Pickerings o'th'Boat and Ruelow.
  • The population of Crowton was 297 in 1801, 466 in 1851, 479 in 1901, 420 in 1951, and 429 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

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

  • Eddisbury (1828-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1882 March 25 — Gained detached No. 2 part of Norley (5 acres, pop. 0 in 1881).
  • 1883 March 25 — Lost a detached part to Norley (3 acres, pop. 0 in 1891, including Firwood Moss)
  • 1892 March 25 — Gained the whole of Onston (pop. 78 in 1901)
  • 1988 April 1 — Exchanged parts with Norley
  • 2015 April 1 — Lost part to Norley, and gained parts of Acton Bridge, Cuddington (near Weaverham), Dutton and Norley.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ578745 (Lat/Lon: 53.265805, -2.634152), Crowton which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

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

  • Northwich
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Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Northwich (1949-74)