BOSTOCK HISTORY:

THE ANCIENT FAMILY AND TOWNSHIP

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Domesday Bostock Hall Origins

THE VILLAGE

The family derives its name from the township of Bostock which is situated in the very heart of the old county of Cheshire. In fact an old oak tree that once stood at the corner of the village green was said to mark the exact centre of the ancient county.
It lies between the ancient salt-towns of Northwich and Middlewich, three miles north of the latter. To the immediate west lies the town of Winsford.
The heart of the township is the village of Bostock Green which
is a charming place of timber and brick cottages housing about 100 people engaged in the rural economy of the area. These cottages were built for the Bostock estate workers and the red bricks used to build them were made from clay dug locally and fired in a kiln along what is now Brick Kiln Lane.
In the grounds of Bostock Hall, now converted into luxury apartments, a number of luxury homes have been built. All of these house people who commute into the cities of Manchester and Liverpool. 

Entering the village from the south North-west end of the village

The village green and social club The village opposite the green

At the beginning of the 20th century the estate laundry was situated on the village green. Nearby reading rooms were established for the estate workers to use and this building is now the Bostock Social Club.

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Tony Bostock 2007