Place:Darnhall, Cheshire, England

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NameDarnhall
Alt namesAshbrooksource: hamlet in parish
School Greensource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.164°N 2.547°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoWhitegate, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was located until 1866
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

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)


Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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