Place:Norton, Cheshire, England

Alt namesNortunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
TypeTownship, Village, Civil parish
Coordinates53.333°N 2.667°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1967)
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 1894-1967
Runcorn, Cheshire, Englandurban district into which it was absorbed in 1967
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Norton is an area in the eastern part of the town of Runcorn in Cheshire, England. It was originally a separate community some 3 miles (5 km) to the east of Runcorn, but in the 1970s and 1980s became absorbed within Runcorn by the expansion of its new town. According to A Vision of Britain through Time it was abolished as a civil parish in 1967 after being gradually absorbed by neighbouring parishes.

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

"NORTON, a village and a township in Runcorn parish, Cheshire. The village stands near the Grand Junction and the Mersey and Irwell canals, and near the junction of the Crewe and Warrington and the Chester and Manchester railways, 1½ mile S of the river Mersey, and 3½ N E of Frodsham; and has a railway station. The township extends to the Mersey; and comprises 2,179 acres of land, and 290 of water. Real property: £4,501. Population: 380. Houses: 48. The property belongs to Sir Richard Brooke, Bart."

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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