Daresbury

DARESBURY, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Runcorn, hundred of Bucklow, N. division of the county of Chester; containing 2162 inhabitants, of whom 184 are in the township of Daresbury, 5½ miles (N.E.) from Frodsham. The chapelry consists of the townships of Acton-Grange, Daresbury, Hatton, Kekewick, Moore, Newton-by-Daresbury, Preston-on-the-Hill, and Walton Superior. The area of the township of Daresbury is 531 acres; the soil is sandy. The road from Chester to Warrington, and the Liverpool and Birmingham railway pass through the chapelry, which has the advantage, also, of canal communication. The living is a perpetual curacy, with a net income of £175; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Canons of Christ-Church, Oxford. The chapel, dedicated to All Saints, is said to have been founded in the 11th century; it is a neat and commodious edifice, and is distant about three miles from the parish church; the parsonage is in Newtonby-Daresbury township. A school, founded in the reign of Elizabeth, is endowed with land purchased by aid of several benefactions, and subsequently exchanged for other land, of the yearly value of £40.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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