Appleton, Cheshire

Historical Description

Appleton or Hull and Appleton, a township in Great Budworth parish, Cheshire, stretching from ½ to 4 ¼ miles S and SW of Warrington, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Stockton Heath. Acreage, 3422; population, 2759. Stockton Heath, with Wilderspool, was constituted an ecclesiastical parish in 1838. The remainder of the township was made a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1887, under the name of Appleton Thorne. Population, 375. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; value, c6290. It contains the hamlets of Appleton Thorne, Appleton Cross, Hill Cliff, Stockton Heath, and Wilderspool. Appleton Hall is a chief residence. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Cheshire
Civil parish Great Budworth
Hundred Bucklow
Poor Law union Runcorn

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