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"STOCKHAM, a township in the parish of RUNCORN, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (N. E.) from Frodsham, containing 52 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Stockham was a township in Runcorn ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 5481), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Norton.
  • It includes parts of the hamlets of Brookvale and Palace Fields
  • The population was 46 in 1851, 34 in 1851, and 38 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Norton.

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-67)
  • Runcorn (1867-1936)
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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Norton (331 acres, pop. 21 in 1931)
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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)
  • Northwich (1885-1936)