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Ditton

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"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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Civil Registration

The Register Office covering the Ditton area is Halton.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"UPTON, a hamlet in the parish of Prescot, township of Widness, county Lancaster, 4 miles S.W. of Prescott, near the Runcorn railway."

1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland

"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."

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Historical Geography

In 1835 Ditton was a township in the parish of Prescot.

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History

The history of Ditton as researched by A.John Parker.

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Maps

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Probate Records

For probate purposes prior to 1858, Ditton 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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Societies

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