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Littleton, Cheshire

Littleton

Littleton
Littleton is located in Cheshire
Littleton
Littleton
 Littleton shown within Cheshire
Population 644 (2001)
OS grid reference
Civil parish Littleton
Unitary authority Cheshire West and Chester
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH3
Dialling code 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament City of Chester
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

Littleton is a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. It has a population of 644.[1]

History

The parish has historically been a little hamlet within the manor and ancient parish of Christleton and as has such been known by the names Parva Cristentona (Little Christleton) in the 12th Century and Parva Christleton up until at least 1795. The name Littleton was used in preference to Parva Cristentona in Daniel Lyson's Magna Britannia (Volume 2) circa 1810.[2][3][4][5]

The open land surrounding and within Littleton contains many former Marl Pits. The Marl from the pits was used as an agricultural fertiliser and also as a component in the process of Brickmaking, which seems to have been practiced locally.[2]

The parish contains one building included in the National Heritage List for England and designated by English Heritage as a listed building. This is Hunter's Court, which originated as a barn in the late 17th century, and was later converted into two houses.[6]

References

  1. ^ Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : ChesterOffice for National Statistics : Retrieved 2009-12-19
  2. ^ a b Littleton A Brief History, Peter H. McCready
  3. ^ A Description of the County from Thirty to Forty Miles Round Manchester, John Aiken (1795)
  4. ^ Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names, by A.D. Mills, Oxford University Press
  5. ^ Magna Britannia (Volume 2) Samuel and Daniel Lyson (1810)
  6. ^  

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