|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
|North-west end of the village
|The village green and social
|The village opposite the green