Place:Elton in Thornton, Cheshire, England

NameElton in Thornton
Alt namesEltonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 52
Coordinates53.267°N 2.817°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoThornton le Moors, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another place named Elton in Cheshire. To differentiate, it is called Elton in Sandbach.

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Elton is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) to the northeast of Chester, between Helsby and Ellesmere Port, near to the River Mersey. Its proximity to the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal have contributed to its industrial character. The village is on the northwestern edge of the Cheshire plain, approximately 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Stanlow Refinery, a Shell facility and the seventh largest oil refinery in Europe. The refinery produces one-sixth of the United Kingdom's petrol.

At the time of the 2001 UK census, the village of Elton had a population of 3,528, increasing to 3,586 at the 2011 census.

By 2007, 65 hectares of the former Ince Power Station site near the Mersey had been redeveloped as part of a large bottle production factory owned by Quinn Glass, containing two glass melting furnaces and 13 bottle production lines. It was estimated that £250 million was invested into this project and the factory outputs 1.2 billion bottles per year.

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Elton was a township in Thornton le Moors ancient parish in Eddisbury Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. The population was 167 in 1801, 216 in 1851, 190 in 1901, 410 in 1951. (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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