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Crowton, Cheshire

Historical Description

Crowton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Weaverham parish, Cheshire. The village is on the river Weaver, 1 mile W of Acton Bridge station on the L. & N.W.R., 2 miles W of Weaverham, and 4 of Northwich. It has a post office under Northwich; money order and telegraph office, Norley. The township includes the village of Onston. Acreage, 1738; population, 531. The ecclesiastical parish includes also part of Norley St John, and was constituted in 1872; population, 534. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron the Vicar of Weaverham. The church was built in 1871, There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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


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

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Civil parishWeaverham 
Poor Law unionNorthwich 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Crowton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Crowton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyCheshire West and Chester
RegionNorth West
Postal districtCW8
Post TownNorthwich