Place:Weston (near Runcorn), Cheshire, England

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NameWeston (near Runcorn)
Alt namesWeston
Weston Pointsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.321°N 2.738°W
Located inCheshire, England
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 of which it was part 1894-1936
Runcorn, Cheshire, Englandtown of which it has been a part since 1936
Halton District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: There is also a village named Weston near Crewe further south in Cheshire.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Weston or Weston Village has been since 2009 a settlement in the Halton unitary authority of Cheshire, England. Formerly a separate village, it is now part of the town of Runcorn. Weston overlooks the River Mersey and a large chemical plant.

Weston ceased to be a civil parish when it was absorbed into Runcorn in 1936.

Weston Point or Weston-Point (redirected here) is the location of the Port of Runcorn--a long historical article in Wikipedia.

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:

"WESTON, a township, with a village, in Runcorn parish, Cheshire; at the influx of the river Weaver to the Mersey, 2 miles SSW of Runcorn. It includes Weston Point chapelry; and it has a church, a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, extensive freestone quarries, extensive chemical works, spacious wet docks, and a branch mineral railway to Runcorn. Acres: 1,282; of which 415 are water. Real property: £4,637. Population: 965. Houses: 162. The manor belongs to Major G. Orred; and W. House is the seat of T. W. Bankes, Esq."

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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