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STRETTON (near Runcorn)

"STRETTON, a chapelry in that part of the parish of GREAT-BUDWORTH which is in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 4½ miles (S. by E.) from Warrington, containing 277 inhabitants. In 1827 a new chapel, with a tower, in the early English style, was erected, towards defraying the expense of which the Incorporated Society for promoting the building of additional churches granted £1800; it contains five hundred sittings, half of them free." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Stretton was a township in Great Budworth ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 6282), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Stockley.
  • The population was 220 in 1801, 367 in 1851, 310 in 1901, 1083 in 1951, and 1009 in 2001.


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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1974)
  • Warrington (1974+)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-1974)
  • Warrington (1974+)

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Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Warrington (1974+)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1948)
  • Runcorn (1949-74)