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Lewis Carroll's Birthplace

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was born in the parsonage that was located here on January 27th 1832. He spent the first 11 years of his life living in the house before becoming better known as the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 

The parsonage was distant from the parishioners in Daresbury and after becoming empty burnt down in around 1884. The blip shows an archway which represents the location of the front door and you can just about make out a sculpture that traces where the walls would have been.

The parsonage had seven bedrooms but it must have been crowded as nine of Charles' siblings were born here and his father took in paying pupils who were learning Latin and Greek as well as servants, some of whom lived in. In the 1841 census there were 19 people staying here

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