Place:Halton, Cheshire, England

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NameHalton
Alt namesAstmoorsource: hamlet in parish
Brook Placesource: hamlet in parish
Castlefieldssource: hamlet in parish
Grange (near Halton)source: hamlet in parish
Halton Brooksource: hamlet in parish
Halton Lodgesource: hamlet in parish
Heletunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.333°N 2.7°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1967)
See alsoRuncorn, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1967
Runcorn, Cheshire, Englandtown in which it has been located since 1967
Halton District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Halton, formerly a separate village, is now part of the town of Runcorn, Cheshire, England. The name Halton has been assumed by the Borough of Halton, which includes Runcorn, Widnes and some outlying parishes.

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Halton was a township and chapelry in Runcorn ancient parish in Bucklow Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlets of Astmoor, Brook Place, Castlefields, Grange (near Halton), Halton Brook, Halton Lodge (all redirected here), and parts of Palace Fields and Southgate (redirected to Clifton). The population was 628 in 1801, 1570 in 1851, 1238 in 1901, and 1490 in 1951. In 1967 The civil parish was abolished to become part of Runcorn. (Source: GENUKI)

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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