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Preston Brook, Cheshire

Historical Description

Preston Brook, a village in Preston-on-the Hill township, 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 has a station on the Warrington and Crewe section of the L. & N.W.R., a post, money order, and telegraph office under Warrington, a Wesleyan chapel, and numerous large warehouses for the transhipment of goods.

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Preston Brook 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