Darnhall is a civil parish and small village to the southwest of Winsford in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. It had a population of 214 at the 2001 UK census, increasing to 232 at the 2011 census.
Darnhall is home to one of the radio telescopes that make up the Jodrell Bank MERLIN (Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network) radio telescope array linking six observing stations that together form a powerful telescope with an effective aperture of over 217 kilometres.
Prior to 1866 Darnhall was a township in Whitegate ancient parish in Eddisbury Hundred. It became a civil parish in 1866. It included the hamlets of Ashbrook (part), Beauty Bank, School Green (part only until 1936), and Smithy Bank. The population was 197 in 1801, 186 in 1851, 300 in 1901 and 212 in 1951. (Source: GENUKI)