Horton, Cheshire

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The Grange
Grid reference: SJ4549
Location: 53°2’28"N, 2°48’54"W
Population: 62  (2001)
Post town: Malpas
Postcode: SY14
Dialling code: 01829
Local Government
Council: Cheshire West & Chester

Horton otherwise Horton by Malpas is a township of the ancient parish of Tilston in Cheshire. Between 1866 and 2015 it formed a civil parish. It had a population of 62 in 2001.[1] The township includes the hamlet of Horton Green.


The name Horton derives from Old English horu 'dirt' and tūn 'settlement, farm, estate', presumably meaning 'farm on muddy soil'.[2]

Horton Grange was built in 1629 and subsequently altered. It is timber-framed with brick nogging, and partly rebuilt in brick, with slate roofs. It is in two storeys, and consists of a main wing and two cross-wings.[3] The building is Grade-II listed.

Horton Green

The small hamlet of Horton Green lies within the township. The hamlet is recorded as "Horton Green" in 1831, but had been known as "Horton" as early as 1240.


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  1. Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Chester Retrieved 2009-12-15
  2. Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. HORTON.
  3. National Heritage List 1229089: Horton Grange, Horton-by-Malpas
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