Daresbury, Cheshire Family History Guide

Daresbury is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1738 from chapelry in Runcorn Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Preston on the Hill, Newton by Daresbury, Acton Grange, Hatton, Keckwick, and Moore.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1617
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DARESBURY, a township-chapelry and a sub-district in Runcorn district, Cheshire. The chapelry is in Runcorn parish; lies on the Chester and Manchester railway, adjacent to the Bridgewater canal, 4¼ miles SW by S of Warrington; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Warrington. Acres, 599. Real property, £1,719. Pop., 136. Houses, 28. Daresbury Hall is a chief resideuce. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £175. Patron, G. Greenall, Esq. A school has £42 from endowment; and other charities £7. The subdistrict contains eight other townships of Runcorn parish, and one of Great Budworth. Acres, 8,963. Pop., 2,841. Houses, 511.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Runcorn
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Frodsham
  • Poor Law Union: Runcorn
  • Hundred: Bucklow
  • Province: York