Place:Norton, Cheshire, England

Alt namesNortunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
TypeTownship, Village, Civil parish
Coordinates53.333°N 2.667°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1967)
See alsoBucklow (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Runcorn Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district of which it was part until 1967
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1967
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Norton is an area in the eastern part of the town of Runcorn in Cheshire, England. It was originally a separate community some 3 miles (5 km) to the east of Runcorn, but in the 1970s and 1980s became absorbed within Runcorn by the expansion of its new town. According to A Vision of Britain through Time it was abolished as a civil parish in 1967 after being gradually absorbed by neighbouring parishes.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of West Chelborough from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NORTON, a village and a township in Runcorn parish, Cheshire. The village stands near the Grand Junction and the Mersey and Irwell canals, and near the junction of the Crewe and Warrington and the Chester and Manchester railways, 1½ mile S of the river Mersey, and 3½ N E of Frodsham; and has a railway station. The township extends to the Mersey; and comprises 2,179 acres of land, and 290 of water. Real property: £4,501. Population: 380. Houses: 48. The property belongs to Sir Richard Brooke, Bart."

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