- a town in NW England, in Halton unitary authority, N Cheshire, on the Manchester Ship Canal: port and industrial centre; designated a new town in 1964. Pop: 60 072 (2001)
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The other is for building a bridge over the Mersey at Runcorn.'
"Runcorn hadn't cigars like these," he said, truncating one lovingly.
Even there he was nibbling at Runcorn with the idea of our great Amalgamation budding in his mind.
I have heard of an old castle at Runcorn, but could discover nothing of it.Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 2
Underneath these beds again are those which carry the building-stone of Runcorn.Town Geology