Place:Picton, Cheshire, England

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NamePicton
Alt namesPicton Gorsesource: from redirect
Pichetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
Picktonsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
TypeTownship, Hamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates53.233°N 2.85°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoPlemstall, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was located
Broxton Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Chester Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Picton is a hamlet and civil parish which situated near to Chester. Since 2009 it has been located in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. It has a population of 58.

Prior to 1866 it was a township in the ancient parish of Plemstall in the Broxton Hundred. It included the hamlet of Picton Gorse. The population was 96 in 1801, 81 in 1851, 95 in 1901, 83 in 1951, and 58 in 2001. (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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