|All Saints Church,
|There was a
chapel belonging to Norton Priory on this site in
the 12th century. This was replaced by a stone
church around 1550, of which the tower remains.
The rest of the present church dates from 1870-2.
The church seems to
be generally open for visitors. The interior is
particularly fine, with beautiful stained glass
and a Jacobean pulpit.
is perhaps most famous for its association with
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, alias Lewis Carroll, in
1832. He was born in the parsonage at
Newton-by-Daresbury, the son of the minister at
All Saints and achieved international fame
through his books Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
and What Alice Found There. In the church is
the famous Lewis Carroll Memorial Window.
|To mark the
centenary of his birth Carroll enthusiasts from
all over the world subscribed to a memorial fund,
which resulted in the gift of a striking and
unusual stained glass window, designed by
Geoffrey Webb and dedicated in 1935. The main panels depict a Nativity
scene with the figures of Carroll and Alice in
the left-hand one. Beneath are panels featuring
characters from the books, from left to right:
White Rabbit, the Lizard, the Dodo, the
Caterpillar, the Fish-Footman, the Mad Hatter,
the Dormouse, the March Hare, the Duchess, the
Gryphon, the Mock Turtle and the Knave and Queen
of Hearts with the Cheshire Cat.