In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Weston Point like this:
WESTON-POINT, a chapelry, with a village, in Weston township, Runcorn parish, Cheshire; on the river Mersey, at the influx of the Weaver, 1½ mile SSW of Runcorn r. station. It has a post-office under Preston-brook, an extensive harbour, spacious wet docks, a sea-walland new docks for the Weaver navigation, a branch canal for goods to Runcorn, a lighthouse, a handsome church in the pointed style with a spire, and a public school; but it does not seem to have defined limits. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £150.* Patron, the Bishop of C.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Weston Point, in Halton and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd July 2014
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