Place:Sutton (near Runcorn), Cheshire, England

NameSutton (near Runcorn)
Alt namesSutton-juxta-Frodshamsource: Family History Library Catalog
Suttonsource: local usage
Sutton Weaversource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.3°N 2.708°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoRuncorn, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are a number of places named Sutton in Cheshire. Most have descriptive prefixes or suffixes (Great Sutton, Aston-by-Sutton, etc,), but of those just named Sutton there is also Sutton (near Macclesfield) and Sutton (near Middlewich).

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Sutton has been since 1974 a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, in the northwest of England. It lies to the northeast of Frodsham and contains the village of Sutton Weaver (redirected here).

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

"SUTTON, a township in Runcorn parish, Cheshire; at Runcorn-Road [railway] station, 2 miles NE of Frodsham. It has a post-office under Preston-Brook. Acres: 1,181. Real property: £2,719. Population: 356. Houses: 63. The manor belongs to the representatives of the late Sir A. J. Aston."

Sutton became a civil parish in 1866. It was located in Runcorn Rural District from 1894 until 1974. In 1936 it absorbed the neighbouring parish of Clifton. The population was 223 in 1801, 362 in 1851, 405 in 1901, 244 in 1951, and 457 in 2001. It is now in an industrial belt to the south of the centre of Runcorn. (Source: GENUKI)

In 1955 and 1967 it lost parts of its area and some population to Runcorn. In 2015 the remainder of the civil parish was abolished and incorporated into Sutton Weaver and Frodsham.

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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