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"ACTON-GRANGE, a township in the parish of RUNCORN, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¾ miles (S. W. by S.) from Warrington, containing 148 inhabitants. The Mersey and Irwell canal, and the Duke of Bridgewater's canal, pass through the parish, its northern boundary being formed by the navigable river Mersey." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie

  • Acton Grange was a township in Daresbury chapelry of Runcorn ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 5884), which became a civil parish in 1866.

  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become part of Walton.

  • The population was 139 in 1801, 172 in 1851, and 145 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Walton.


  • Runcorn: All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Acton Grange.
  • Daresbury: All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parochial chapel for the township of Acton Grange, and the district church for part of Acton Grange from 1880.
  • Walton: St. John the Evangelist (Church of England). The district church for part of Acton Grange from 1879.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Moore area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-1936)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1933 April 1 — Lost the part north of the Manchester Ship Canal to Penketh, Lancashire (371 acres, pop. 12 in 1931)
  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Walton (600 acres, pop. 100 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which ACTON GRANGE has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1936)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Runcorn (1836-1930)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)