Place:Latchford, Cheshire, England

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NameLatchford
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates53.3796°N 2.5645°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBucklow (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was situated
Warrington, Cheshire, Englandcounty borough into which it was absorbed in 1898
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Latchford is a suburb and electoral ward of Warrington, Cheshire, England. It is around one mile south-east of Warrington town centre and has a total resident population of 7,856.

Latchford is a predominantly residential area, Latchford lies between the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, and broadly consists of 19th century terraced housing and some open space. The canal is crossed here by a swing bridge, a high level road bridge and the now disused Latchford railway viaduct.

Its name came from Anglo-Saxon Læccford = "Boggy-stream ford".

After a number of boundary changes between Latchford and its neighbouring parishes from 1884 onward, it was finally completely absorbed into Warrington County Borough in 1898. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time) The same source states that Latchford was always a township within the parish of Grappenhall.

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