Moore, Cheshire

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Moore is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Halton, Cheshire, England. 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]

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.[2]

Railway stations[edit]

Moore is the site of a disused railway station named Daresbury. The 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 station was situated on the Birkenhead Joint Railway close to Warrington and in the village of Moore. The station was the second to open in the village. The first 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 Station is uncertain. [3]Drake's Road Book of the Grand Junction Railway (1838) Moorland Reprints: Moorland Publishing Co., The Market Place, Hartington, Buxton, Derbyshire - 1974. Daresbury 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Halton Retrieved 2009-12-08
  2. ^ 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 
  3. ^ "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

External links[edit]

Media related to Moore at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°21′14″N 2°37′59″W / 53.354°N 2.633°W / 53.354; -2.633