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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]


  1. ^ "Office for National Statistics via Nomis: 2011 Census". Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  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. ^ Historic England, "Hunter's Court, Littleton (1279788)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 2 August 2013

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