Place:Stockton, Cheshire, England

Alt namesOldcastle Heathsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53°N 2.78°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoMalpas, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Broxton 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

NOTE:Stockton Heath is a much larger place at almost the opposite end of the county, being a civil parish and suburb of Warrington. It is located to the north of the Bridgewater Canal and to the south of the Manchester Ship Canal.

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Stockton is a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. It has a population of 21.

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Stockton was a township in Malpas ancient parish in the Broxton Hundred, which became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlet of Oldcastle Heath. As far as population goes, it is an extremely small township and parish with numbers recorded as 23 in 1801, 31 in 1851, 28 in 1901, 12 in 1951, and 21 in 2001. In 2015 the civil parish was abolished and incorporated into Malpas. (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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