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Croft with Southworth

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"SOUTHWORTH-WITH-CROFT, a parish in Warington district, Lancashire; 1¾ mile SSW of Kenyon-Junction r. station, and 4¼ NE by N of Warrington. It has a post-office, of the name of Croft, under Warrington. Acres, 1,851. Real property, £4,255. Pop., 1,094. Houses, 228. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £230.* Patron, the Earl of Derby. The church is recent, and has a spire. There are chapels for Independent Methodists and Roman Catholics, and an endowed school."

John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)



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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Croft area is Warrington.


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1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

  • "CROFT, a hamlet in the parish of Winwick, hundred of West Derby, in the county of Lancaster, 3 miles S.E, of Newton, and 4 N. of Warrington. Joined with Southworth, it forms a township The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester, in the patronage of the rector. The church, dedicated to Christ, is a new structure built in 1833, in the Gothic style. The Independents, Methodists, and Roman Catholics have each a chapel. There is an endowed school, also a Sunday-school."

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  • "SOUTHWORTH-WITH-CROFT, a township in the parish of Winwick, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 3 miles S.E. of Newton-in-Mackerfield. The village is considerable."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Southworth with Croft was a township in the parish of Winwick.

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Croft was in the Archdeaconry of Chester, in the Diocese of Chester. The original Lancashire wills for the Archdeaconry of Chester are held at the Lancashire Record Office.


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