In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stretton like this:
STRETTON, a township in Tilston parish, Cheshire; 4¼ miles N W of Malpas. Acres, 900. Real property, £1,278. Pop., 94. Houses, 18.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Stretton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Chester. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Stretton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stretton, in Chester and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th November 2014
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