Larkton

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Larkton
Hether Wood Bickerton.jpg
Hether Wood, Larkton Hill
Larkton is located in Cheshire
Larkton
Larkton
Location within Cheshire
Population28 (2001)
OS grid referenceSJ496528
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALPAS
Postcode districtSY14
Dialling code01948
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire
53°04′12″N 2°45′14″W / 53.07°N 2.754°W / 53.07; -2.754Coordinates: 53°04′12″N 2°45′14″W / 53.07°N 2.754°W / 53.07; -2.754

Larkton is a former civil parish, now in the parish of No Man's Heath and District, in the Cheshire West and Chester district and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. In 2001 it had a population of 28.[1]

The name Larkton is likely derived from Old English läwerce, "lark" and tun, "farm", "settlement".[2] Larkton was anciently a township of the old parish of Malpas, and was also a manor owned by the Cheshire family of Cholmondeley.[3]

Larkton Hill, part of the larger Bickerton Hill, was formerly the site of small-scale sandstone quarrying, it was once an area of commonland covering about 44 acres until an Inclosure Act of the mid 19th century.

The parish contained one structure designated by English Heritage as a listed building; this is Larkton House, a stone farmhouse dating from the late 18th century, which is listed at Grade II.[4] In 2015 the civil parish was united with Bickley and parts of other parishes, under the terms of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, to form No Man's Heath and District.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Chester Retrieved 2009-12-19
  2. ^ Smith (1956) English Place-name Elements: Part II, Cambridge UP, p.17
  3. ^ Lysons (1810) Magna Britannia, v II, Cadell, p.683
  4. ^ Historic England, "Larkton House (1129933)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 1 August 2013
  5. ^ "LARKTON". GENUKI. Retrieved 24 March 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Larkton at Wikimedia Commons