Lostock Gralam  Cheshire


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

LOSTOCK-GRALAM, a village and a township in Great Budworth parish, and a chapelry partly also in Davenham parish, Cheshire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Weaver, adjacent to the Altrincham and Northwich railway, 2 miles ENE of Northwich; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Knutsford. ...

The township contains also the hamlet of Lostock-Green, and comprises 1,706 acres. Real property, £3,654. Pop., 467. Houses, 97. The manor belonged anciently to the family of Hame; passed to Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester; was given by him to Hugh de Runchamp, whose son Gralam assumed from it the name of Lostock: passed from the Lostocks to the Holfords: went afterwards to the Brookes; and belongs now to W. L. Brooke, Esq. The chapelry includes also the townships of Wincham, Hulse, and Lach-Dennis, and part of the lordship of Rudheath; and was constituted in 1844Pop., 1,294. Houses, 273. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £120. Patron, the Incumbent of Witton. The church is a brick edifice of 1844; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel. A Wesleyan chapel is at Lostock-Green; and a national school is near the church.

Lostock Gralam through time

Lostock Gralam is now part of Vale Royal district. Click here for graphs and data of how Vale Royal has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lostock Gralam itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lostock Gralam, in Vale Royal and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 05th August 2021

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