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WESTON (near Runcorn)

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"WESTON, a township in the parish of RUNCORN, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 3¼ miles (N.N.W.) from Frodsham, containing 294 inhabitants. The Weston canal passes in the vicinity, parallel with the river Mersey." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Weston was a township in Runcorn ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 5180), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Runcorn.
  • It included the hamlet of Weston Point.
  • The population was 162 in 1801, 933 in 1851, and 2115 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Runcorn.


  • Runcorn: All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Weston.
  • Weston Point: Christ Church (Church of England). Built in 1841 as a chapel to Runcorn: All Saints.
  • Weston by Runcorn: St. John the Evangelist  (Church of England). Built in 1898 as a chapel to Runcorn: All Saints, becoming the district church for Weston in 1930.
  • Weston, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded in 1832, Built in 1851, closed in 1970. Registers 1876-1970 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Weston Point, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1872, closed in 1970. Registers of baptisms 1872-1907 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1936)

Court Records

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

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Runcorn (1023 acres, pop. 3783 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

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