Walton Hall, the former seat of the Greenall family.
Walton Hall, the former seat of the Greenall family.

Baron Daresbury, of Walton in the County of Chester, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created on 21 June 1927 for Sir Gilbert Greenall, 2nd Baronet. The Baronetcy, of Walton Hall in the County of Chester, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 22 February 1876[2] for his father Gilbert Greenall, who was head of the family brewing business (later Greenall's and now the De Vere Group) and also represented Warrington in the House of Commons as a Conservative.[3] As of 2015 the titles are held by the first Baron's great-grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1996. The former seat of the Greenall family was Walton Hall near Warrington, Cheshire. However, the house was sold in 1941.[4] The fourth Lord Daresbury was based at Hall Lane Farm on the Daresbury estate, home of the Creamfields music festival.[5]

Greenall baronets, of Walton Hall (1876)

Barons Daresbury (1927)

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Thomas Edward Greenall (b. 1984)


  1. ^ "No. 33289". The London Gazette. 28 June 1927. p. 4138.
  2. ^ "No. 24295". The London Gazette. 18 February 1876. p. 760.
  3. ^ "Mr Gilbert Greenall". Hansard.
  4. ^ "WALTON HALL, HIGHER WALTON & The Greenall Family".
  5. ^ "Three of the best country estates for sale". Country Life. 3 June 2010.