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MARTON (near Winsford)

"MARTON, a township in the parish of WHITEGATE, or NEWCHURCH, first division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¼ miles (S. W. by S.) from Northwich, containing 582 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Marton was a township in the ancient parishes of Whitegate and Over, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 6068), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1988 to become parts of Whitegate & Marton and Oakmere
  • It included the hamlets of Beauty Bank, Cassia Green, Chester Lane Brook, Daleford, Newchurch, Nova Scotia and Nunsmere.
  • The population was 431 in 1801, 641 in 1851, 549 in 1901, and 548 in 1951.

For the period after 1988, see Whitegate & Marton and Oakmere.


  • Whitegate: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the greater part (2633 acres) of the township of Marton.
  • Over: St. Chad (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the smaller part (121 acres) of the township of Marton.
  • Over: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). The district church for part of Marton from 1863.
  • Marton, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1878.

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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-88)

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Historical Geography

  • 1883 March 25 — Gained a detached part of Over (less than 1 acre, pop. 0 in 1891), and lost a detached part to Over (4 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1894 — Lost the former detached part of Over (less than 1 acre, pop. 0 in 1891), which became a separate unnamed parish in Winsford Urban Distict under the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1894
  • 1927 October 1 — Lost part to Over (7 acres, pop. 0 in 1921)
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Over (11 acres, pop. 4 in 1931), and losts part to Oakmere (39 acres, pop. 10 in 1931) and Winsford (431 acres, pop. 91 in 1931)
  • 1988 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Whitegate and Marton and Oakmere.

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Politics and Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-88)