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Partington

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"PARTINGTON, a township in the parish of BOWDON, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles (N. W.) from Altrincham, containing 434 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Independents. The village is situated on the navigable river Mersey, where are extensive paper-mills, a mill-board manufactory, a large corn-mill, and two tan-yards." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Partington was a township in Bowdon ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 7191), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been part of the county of Greater Manchester.
  • The population was 358 in 1801, 485 in 1851, 587 in 1901, 957 in 1951, and 7327 in 2001.
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Civil Registration

  • Altrincham (1837-98)
  • Bucklow (1898-1974)
  • Trafford [Greater Manchester] (1974+)
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Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-74)
  • Altrincham (1874-1974)
  • Trafford (1974+)
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Historical Geography

  • 1920 April 1 — Gained part of Irlam, Lancashire (33 acres, pop. 0 in 1921), and lost parts to Irlam, Lancashire (70 acres, pop. 0 in 1921) and Rixton with Glazebrook, Lancashire (6 acres, pop. 0 in 1921), when the boundary with the county of Lancashire was altered to follow the course of the Manchester Ship Canal
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Politics & Government

  • Altrincham Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Altrincham Rural District (1894-95), Bucklow Rural District (1895-1974)
  • Trafford Metropolitan Borough [Greater Manchester] (1974+)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Altrincham (1836-95)
  • Bucklow (1895-1930)
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1945)
  • Bucklow (1945-48)
  • Knutsford (1949-74)