In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Carrington like this:
CARRINGTON, a township-chapelry in Bowden parish, Cheshire; on the Mersey, 3¼ miles NW of Broadheath r. station. Post Town, Ashton-on-Mersey. Acres, 2,333. Real property, £4,480. Pop., 521. Houses, 102. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Chester. Value, £375. Patron, the Earl of Stamford. The church is good. There are two Methodist chapels and a n. school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Carrington, in Trafford and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2017
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