Place:Daresbury, Cheshire, England

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NameDaresbury
TypeVillage, Parish
Coordinates53.35°N 2.633°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBucklow (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Runcorn Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district of which it was part
Runcorn Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Daresbury is a village, civil parish and, since 2009, ward in the unitary authority of Halton. It is located in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England and covered by the Weaver Vale parliamentary constituency. At the 2001 census, the population of the parish was 216, with a total ward population of 3,906. Daresbury was expanded in 1936 by the abolition of the parishes of Keckwick and Newton-by-Daresbury.

The most notable attributes of Daresbury are that it was the birthplace (some 1.5 miles south of the village) of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and that the Science and Technology Facilities Council Daresbury Laboratory had a synchrotron research facility called the Synchrotron Radiation Source, was located there until 2008.

Daresbury has become a place of pilgrimage because of the Lewis Carroll association. There is a recently completed Lewis Carroll Visitor Centre. The parish church of All Saints has a Lewis Carroll window, including an image of the Cheshire Cat.

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