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Red Lion public house, Moore
Location within Cheshire
OS grid referenceSJ578843
Civil parish
  • Moore
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtWA4
Dialling code01925
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°21′14″N 2°37′59″W / 53.354°N 2.633°W / 53.354; -2.633Coordinates: 53°21′14″N 2°37′59″W / 53.354°N 2.633°W / 53.354; -2.633

Moore is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Halton, Cheshire, England, located midway between Runcorn and Warrington. It has a population of 807.[1]


The name 'Moore' comes from the Old English word mor, meaning 'moor, or fen'. The village's earliest recording was as Mora, some time in the 12th century.[citation needed]


Moore is the site of a disused railway station named Daresbury. The railway station was opened in 1850 and was located on the south side of Runcorn Road. The station was closed to passengers in 1952 and closed completely in 1965. The platforms and ramps down from road are still visible from Runcorn Road. The railway station was situated on the Birkenhead Joint Railway close to Warrington and in the village of Moore. The railway station was the second to open in the village. The first railway station which was very close by was part of the Grand Junction Railway which opened on 4 July 1837. Moore was a second class station at which a First Class train would not stop. The engineer for the northern half of the new railway was Joseph Locke who became a famous as a railway engineer. The date of closure of Moore railway station is uncertain.[2][3] Daresbury railway station was initially called Moore but the name was changed to Daresbury in April 1861 taking its name from a village a mile or so away.[citation needed]

The area of Moore to the north of the West Coast Main Line and west of Moss Lane was designated as part of Runcorn New Town in 1964 and the land allocated to industry.[4] The New Town Masterplan was amended in 1975 to reduce the amount of industrial land around the village and to create a green buffer between it and what would become Manor Park Industrial Estate.[5]


Moore's notable buildings are the village farmhouse, dating from the middle of the 17th century and Moore Hall, a five-bay manor house, dating from the early 18th century.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Halton Retrieved 2009-12-08
  2. ^ "West Coast", The 175th Anniversary of Britain's Busiest Steam Line - Robin Jones - Mortons Media Group Ltd, Media Centre, Morton Way, Horncastle, Lincs. LN9 6JR, 2013
  3. ^ Drake's Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838) Moorland Reprints: Moorland Publishing Co., Market Place, Hartington, Buxton, Derbyshire - 1974.
  4. ^ Ling, Arthur (1967). Runcorn New Town Master Plan (PDF). Runcorn Development Corporation. OCLC 311425. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 June 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Runcorn New Town Master Plan Amendment No.2" (PDF). Runcorn Development Corporation. 1975. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 February 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  6. ^ Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Hubbard, Edward; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2011) [1971], Cheshire, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 486, ISBN 978-0-300-17043-6

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