Timeline – Cronton

 

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c.1230 Mill built by Adam the Carpenter from Upton

c.1230
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Township given as alms to Stanlaw Abbey

1250
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Dissolution of the monastries, Cronton Manor sold to Thomas Holt of Gristlehurst

1537
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Pex Hill sandstone quarry in use

17th century
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Charles Leadbetter, mathematician and astronomer, born at Cronton

1681
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Cronton Cross repaired

1734
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Bears Paw Cottages used as a workhouse for the poor until 1843 when the Prescot Union Workhouse in Whiston was opened

1780
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Cronton Hall sold by the Wright family to Bartholomew Bretherton of Rainhill

1821
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Wesleyan Methodist Chapel built

1845
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Pex Hill Cross destroyed during the construction of Pex Hill reservoirs

1868
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Public Elementary Catholic School built

1893
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Population of Cronton was 583

1901
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Holy Family Roman Catholic Church built, largely due to a donation from Frederick Stapleton-Bretherton of Rainhill

1911
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New Holy Family Catholic school building opens

1972
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Local government re-organisation - Cronton becomes part of the new Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley

1974
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Cronton's war memorial erected in Smithy Lane, commemorating the local casualties of both world wars

1990
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Liverpool Astronomical Society's Pex Hill Observatory opened by Dr Patrick Moore C.B.E.

1994
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Cronton Cross and Cronton Stocks renovated as part of the Restoration of Historic Crosses, Milestones and Landmarks Project

2007