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Stretton (Great Budworth), Cheshire

Historical Description

Stretton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Great Budworth parish, Cheshire. The township lies 3½ miles S by E of Warrington, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Warrington. Acreage, 1133; population, 396. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1833. Population, 651. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £280 with residence. The church was built in 1827, and was restored in 1870.

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 parishGreat Budworth 
Poor Law unionRuncorn 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stretton (Great Budworth) from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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