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Preston on the Hill

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"PRESTON-on-the-HILL, a township in the parish of RUNCORN, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 4 miles (N. E. by E.) from Frodsham, containing 391 inhabitants. The Grand Trunk canal passes through the township, and forms a junction with the Duke of Bridgewater's canal, along both which the transmission of goods is very considerable. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Preston on the Hill was a township in Daresbury chapelry and Runcorn ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 5780), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Preston Brook.
  • It included the hamlets of Barkers Hollow, Cottons Bridge, Preston Brook, Red Brow, and Tunnel Top (part).
  • The population was 333 in 1801, 594 in 1851, and 454 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Preston Brook.

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-1936)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Preston Brook (1154 acres, pop. 355 in 1931)

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1936)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Runcorn
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)