Hooton  Cheshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hooton like this:

HOOTON, a township and a chapelry in Eastham parish, Cheshire. The township lies on the Birkenhead and Chester railway, at its junction with the line to Manchester, and thence eastward to the Mersey, 7 miles SSE of Birkenhead; and has a station at the railway junction. Post town, Sutton, under Chester. ...

Acres, 2, 443; of which 1, 330 are water. Real property, £2, 046. Pop., 141. Houses, 27. Hooton Hall is the seat of R.Naylor, Esq.; stands on an eminence, commanding a fine view of the Mersey and the surrounding country; belonged formerly to Sir T. M. Stanley, Bart.; and was rebuilt on the site of an old timbered house. The head quarters of the first battalion of the 14th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers are in Hooton.—The chapelry was constituted in 1862, and includes also the townships of Little Sutton and ChilderThoraton. Pop., 1, 050. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester. Value, £200. Patron, R.Naylor, Esq. The church was built in 1862, after designs by Mr. J. K. Colling, and at the expense of R.Naylor, Esq.; is in the Lombardo-Gothic style, and cruciform, with central square tower, surmounted by a short spire; has an apsidal chancel, surrounded by an ambulatory; includes a mortuary chapel of the Naylor family; and contains only 350 sittings.

Hooton through time

Hooton is now part of Ellesmere Port and Neston district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ellesmere Port and Neston has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hooton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hooton, in Ellesmere Port and Neston and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th December 2019

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