Place:Preston on the Hill, Cheshire, England

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NamePreston on the Hill
Alt namesPreston Brooksource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Preston-Brooksource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.317°N 2.65°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBucklow (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Runcorn Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district of which it was part
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Preston Brook has been, since 2009, a civil parish in the borough of Halton, a unitary authority in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is located to the south-east of Runcorn and is adjacent to the M56 motorway. It contains the villages of Preston Brook and Preston on the Hill.

In the 2001 UK Census, the civil parish of Preston Brook had 312 dwellings and 716 residents. Approximately 3,000 people are employed in the area.

Preston on the Hill was the name of the civil parish until 1936 when it was changed to Preston Brook.

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

"PRESTON-ON-THE-HILL, a township in Runcorn parish, Cheshire; at the junction of the Bridgewater and the Trent and Mersey canals, and on the Warrington and Crewe railway, 5½ miles S S W of Warrington. It contains a village of its own name, and the village and [railway] station of Preston-Brook. Acres: 1,122. Real property: £2,300. Population: 596. Houses: 99. The manor belongs to F. H. Barker, Esq. There is a Wesleyan chapel."

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