Place:Dutton, Cheshire, England

Alt namesDone's Greensource: hamlet in parish
Tunnel Topsource: hamlet in parish
Duntunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 52
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.317°N 2.633°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoRuncorn, Cheshire, Englandancient parish which claimed it as a township
Great Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish which claimed it as a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Vale Royal District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Dutton is a civil parish and village within the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is located approximately 2 miles (3 km) east of Runcorn and had a population of 424 according to the 2011 UK census.

Dutton is on the river Weaver and is home to Dutton Hall which was built in 1513. A viaduct of 20 arches, each 63 feet in span, and 60 feet high, takes the Grand Junction railway over Dutton Bottom, across the valley of the Weaver.

Dutton was one of the townships of both the parish of Great Budworth and the parish of Runcorn.

In 1936 Dutton was extended to include the whole of the parish of Bartington. In 1967 part of Dutton village was transferred to Runcorn civil parish. It includes the hamlets of Done's Green and Tunnel Top (part). The population was 301 in 1801, 337 in 1851, 426 in 1901, 516 in 1951, and 403 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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