Horton by Malpas

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Horton by Malpas
The Grange, Horton Green - geograph.org.uk - 167684.jpg
The Grange
Horton by Malpas is located in Cheshire
Horton by Malpas
Horton by Malpas
Horton by Malpas shown within Cheshire
Population 62 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ4549
Civil parish
  • Horton by Malpas
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MALPAS
Postcode district SY14
Dialling code 01829
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°02′28″N 2°48′54″W / 53.041°N 2.815°W / 53.041; -2.815Coordinates: 53°02′28″N 2°48′54″W / 53.041°N 2.815°W / 53.041; -2.815

Horton by Malpas is a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. It has a population of 62.[1] The parish 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[edit]

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


  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. ^ Historic England, "Horton Grange, Horton-by-Malpas (1229089)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 20 July 2013 

External links[edit]

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