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"RUNCORN, a parish in the hundred of BUCKLOW, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the chapelries of Aston by Sutton, Daresbury, Halton, and Thelwall, and the townships of Acton-Grange, Aston-Grange, Clifton, alias Rock-Savage, Hatton, Keckwick, Moore, Newton by Daresbury, Norton, Preston on the Hill, Run corn, Stockham, Sutton, Walton (Inferior), Walton (Superior), and Weston,and containing 7738 inhabitants, of which number, 3103 are in the township of Runcorn, 4½ miles (N. by W.) from Frodsham. ...More" [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Runcorn, also a township in Runcorn ancient parish, Bucklow hundred (SJ 5381), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area.
  • It includes the hamlets of Higher Runcorn, Runcorn Heath, Stenhills and Westfield.
  • The population was 1379 in 1801, 8688 in 1851, 16491 in 1901, 23931 in 1951, and 58503 in 2001.


  • Runcorn Cemetery, Greenway Road. Opened 1857 (13 acres).


  • Runcorn: All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Runcorn.
  • Runcorn: Holy Trinity (Church of England). Founded in 1838 as a chapel to All Saints, becoming a district church in 1840.
  • Runcorn: St. Michael & All Angels (Church of England). Greenway Road. Founded in 1885 as a chapel to All Saints, becoming a district church in 1931.
  • Runcorn: St. Peter. Seaman's mission, attached to Holy Trinity. Closed in 1946.
  • Weston by Runcorn: St. John the Evangelist  (Church of England). The district church for part of Runcorn from 1930.
  • Grange: St. Andrew (Church of England). The district church for the Grange Estate area of Runcorn New Town from 1963.
  • Hallwood: St. Mark (Church of England). Built in 1976 as an ecumenical church for the Hallwood area of Runcorn New Town.
  • Castlefields: Christ Church (Interdenominational). Opened in 1970, and attached to Halton: St. Mary for Church of England services.
  • Runcorn: Bethesda Church (Interdenominational). Opened in 1974, and attached to Hallwoo : St. Mark for Church of England services.
  • Norton: St. Bertoline & St. Christopher (Christian Interdenominational). Founded in 1975, and attached to Halton: St. Mary for Church of England services.
  • Runcorn: St. Edward the Confessor (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1842.
  • Runcorn, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers). Built in 1920.
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    Runcorn, Presbyterian Church
    , Victoria Road.
  • Runcorn, St. John's Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Rutland Street. Founded in 1818, closed in 1849. Registers 1819-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Runcorn, Brunswick Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), High Street. Founded in 1821, closed in 1865. Registers 1821-1865 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Runcorn, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Regent Street. Built in 1838, closed in 1871.
  • Runcorn, Zion Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Halton Road. Founded in 1842, Built in 1871. Registers 1876-1956 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Runcorn, Methodist Chapel (Free), Ellesmere Street. Founded by 1850, closed in 1958. Registers 1850-1954 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Runcorn, Methodist Chapel (Welsh Calvinist/Presbyterian), Rutland Street. Founded in 1850.
  • Runcorn, Camden Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Lowland Road. Built in 1862, closed in 1970. Registers 1877-1970 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Runcorn, St. Paul's Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), High Street. Opened 1866, closed in 1963. Registers 1866-1962 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Runcorn, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Greenway Road. Built in 1871, closed in 1970. Registers 1924-1970 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Runcorn, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Ashridge Street. Built in 1897, closed in 1908.
  • Runcorn, Methodist Chapel, Laburnum Grove. Founded in 1960, closed in 1970. Registers 1960-1969 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Runcorn, Methodist Chapel, The Heath. Built in 1970.
  • Runcorn, St. Luke's United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Mason Street. Built in 1830, rebuilt in 1933.
  • Runcorn, Bethesda United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), High Street. Built in 1835. Registers 1832-1949 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Runcorn, Hallwood United Reformed Church (Ecumenical), Lapwing Grove. Opened 1976.

For churches and chapels in the areas added in 1936 and 1967, see also Aston, Daresbury, Dutton, Halton, Moore, Norton, Preston Brook, Sutton and Weston.

There are more than 30 churches identified in this place. Please click here for a complete list.

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


Civil Registration

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

Court Records

  • Bucklow (1828-39)
  • Daresbury (1839-67)
  • Runcorn (1867-1974)
  • Halton (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Transcription for Runcorn from Samuel Lewis - A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831)



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Historical Geography

Places in Runcorn ancient parish with separate pages


  • 1883 March 25 — Lost a detached part to Halton (2 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1884 March 24 — Gained three detached parts of Halton (3 acres, pop. 400 in 1891)
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained parts of Clifton (14 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), Halton (567 acres, pop. 674 in 1931) and Norton (36 acres, pop. 3 in 1931), and the whole of Weston (1023 acres, pop. 3783 in 1931)
  • 1955 April 1 — Gained parts of Halton (131 acres, pop. 0 in 1951) and Sutton (82 acres, pop. 0 in 1951)
  • 1967 April 1 — Gained the whole of Halton (462 hectares, pop. 1467 in 1961), and parts of Aston (64 hectares, pop. 53 in 1961), Daresbury (51 hectares, pop. 17 in 1951), Dutton (4 hectares, pop. 40 in 1961), Moore (92 hectares, pop. 186 in 1961), Norton (774 hectares, pop. 126 in 1961), Preston Brook (151 hectares, pop. 220 in 1961) and Sutton (near Runcorn) (390 hectares, pop. 292 in 1961)
  • 1992 April 1 — Lost parts to Moore and Preston Brook
  • 2008 April 1 — Lost part to Sandymoor

You can see the administrative areas in which Runcorn 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 Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Runcorn Urban District (1894-1974)
  • Halton (1974+)

Voting Registers

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