Halton (borough)

Halton (borough)

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Derek Twigg (L)
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established_date = 12th century
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established_date2 = 1974 (borough)
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(2001 Census)
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Halton is a local government district in North West England, with borough status and administered by a unitary authority. It was created in 1974 as a district of Cheshire, and became a unitary authority area on 1 April 1998. It consists of the towns of Widnes and Runcorn and the civil parishes of Hale, Daresbury, Moore and Preston Brook. [http://www2.halton.gov.uk/yourcouncil/theboroughofhalton?a=5441 Halton Borough Council:The Borough of Halton] accessed 22 April 2007]

Halton dates back to the 12th century (and beyond) when land on both sides of the river belonged to the Barony of Halton. The area borders Merseyside, Warrington and the shire county of Cheshire. The borough straddles the River Mersey — the area to the north (including Widnes) is historically part of Lancashire, that to the south, Cheshire.

The district was originally formed on April 1, 1974, from Runcorn urban district and part of Runcorn Rural District from Cheshire, and the borough Widnes and the parish of Hale from the Whiston Rural District in Lancashire. The unitary authority associates with the five Merseyside councils to form the "Greater Merseyside" group and is considered part of the "Liverpool city-region". [ [http://www2.halton.gov.uk/pdfs/news/cityregionprospectus Liverpool City region at Halton] ]

Local sites of interest

The borough is home to a large number of historic sites:

All Saints' Church, Daresbury [ [http://www2.halton.gov.uk/yourcouncil/townsandvillages/daresburyvillage?a=5441 Daresbury Village] Accessed 10 April 2007] is a church well-known as the inspiration for "Alice In Wonderland". Lewis Carroll was born in the village, and his father was rector there. The church contains a carving of a grinning cat, a play on the wildcat in the arms of a local family empowered in the Middle Ages to kill poachers by hanging or garrotting (giving them a "permanent grin").


This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Halton and Warrington at current basic prices [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_economy/RegionalGVA.pdf published] (pp.240-253) by "Office for National Statistics" with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Council political composition

Twin towns

*flagicon|Germany Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Germany
*flagicon|Portugal Leiria, Portugal
*flagicon|Czech Republic Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
*flagicon|China Tongling City, China


ee also

*Listed buildings in Daresbury, Cheshire
*Listed buildings in Moore, Cheshire
*Listed buildings in Preston Brook, Cheshire
*Listed buildings in Runcorn, Cheshire
*Listed buildings in Widnes, Cheshire

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