Visit All Saints’ Church and Lewis Carroll Centre at Daresbury
Date(s) - 09/09/2017 - 10/09/2017
All Saints' Church, Daresbury
All Saints church in the village of Daresbury was originally founded as a chapel of ease to Norton Priory, over 850 years ago. The present church was rebuilt in 1870 and has fine examples of Jacobean wood carving retained from the old church, and Victorian stained glass windows by John Hardman and Clayton and Bell. The windows in the Daniell Chapel are from 20th century, and include the memorial window to Lewis Carroll, who was born at Daresbury in 1832, and spent his boyhood in the parish.
The Lewis Carroll Centre opened in 2012, and tells the story of his life, from Cheshire parson’s son, to mathematics lecturer at Oxford University, and world famous author of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. Guides will be on hand all day on Saturday and on Sunday afternoon. Please be aware that church services can limit access at certain times, but visitors are always welcome to join us in worship. See the website diary for details.
Visitors to the village can also walk across the fields (about one and a half miles), or cycle or drive, to the site of Daresbury Parsonage, birthplace of Lewis Carroll. Bring a picnic to enjoy in lovely Cheshire countryside. Directions to the site can be found at the church.
Whilst the centre has its regular opening times (http://www.lewiscarrollcentre.org.uk/), the tours between designated times on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th Sept are unique offerings for Heritage Open Days.
Saturday 9 September: Tours between 10:00am and 4:00pm
Sunday 10 September: Tours between 2:00pm and 4:00pm