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Preston on the Hill, Cheshire

Historical Description

Preston-on-the Hill, a township in Runcorn parish, Cheshire, at the junction of the Trent and Mersey Canal with the Bridgwater undertaking of the Manchester Ship-Canal, 5½ miles SSW of Warrington. It contains a village-of its own name, and the village and railway station of Preston Brook. Acreage, 1154; population, 493. 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 parishRuncorn 
Poor Law unionRuncorn 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Preston on the Hill from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Preston on the Hill 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.

RegionNorth West
Postal districtWA4
Post TownWarrington