"DITTON, a township in Prescot parish, Lancashire; on the Warrington and Garston railway, 1½ mile NNW of Runcorn. It includes Haigh-Green hamlet; and has a post office under Warrington and a r. station. A railway to it from Runcorn was opened in 1869. Acres, 2, 072. Real property, £4,819. Pop., 764. Houses, 136. D. Hall is the seat of the Hon. Mrs. Stapleton. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a free school."
John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)
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The Register Office covering the Ditton area is Halton.
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"DITTON, a township in the parish of Prescot, hundred of West Derby, in the county palatine of Lancaster, 1½ mile N.W. of Runcorn, and 5½ miles S.E. of Prescot. It is a station on the Manchester, Warrington, and Garston section of the London and North-Western railway. It contains the hamlet of Haigh Green. The chief employment of the inhabitants is the manufacture of watch tools and watch-works."
"UPTON, a hamlet in the parish of Prescot, township of Widness, county Lancaster, 4 miles S.W. of Prescott, near the Runcorn railway."
"THE HAMMER AND PINCERS, a hamlet in the township of Ditton, parish of Prescot, county Lancaster, 1 mile N.W. of Runcorn, and 4 miles S.E. of Prescot. It is situated near the Manchester section of the London and North-Western railway. The chief employment of the inhabitants is the manufacture of watch tools and watch works."
In 1835 Ditton was a township in the parish of Prescot.
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The history of Ditton as researched by A.John Parker.
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