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"DARESBURY, a chapelry in the parish of RUNCORN, hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, 5½ miles (N. E.) from Frodsham, containing 146 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £1000 private benefaction, £400 royal bounty, and £900 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Christ Church, Oxford. The chapel is dedicated to All Saints. A school, founded by subscription in the reign of Elizabeth, is endowed with the interest of £185, the amount of various benefactions." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Daresbury was a township and chapelry in Runcorn ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 5881), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Daresbury Delph.
  • The population was 134 in 1801, 157 in 1851, 153 in 1901, 235 in 1951, and 216 in 2001.


  • Runcorn: All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Daresbury.
  • Daresbury: All Saints (Church of England). An ancient chapel to Runcorn, and the district church for Daresbury from 1880.

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Civil Registration

  • Runcorn (1837-1974)
  • Halton (1974+)

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-1974)
  • Halton (1974+)

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Politics and Government

  • Runcorn Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Halton (1974+)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1948)
  • Runcorn (1949-74)