Place:Wincham, Cheshire, England

Alt namesShores Greensource: hamlet in parish
Wimundishamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 54
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.267°N 2.483°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoGreat Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Bucklow Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Bucklow Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Vale Royal District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester District, Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 2009
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Wincham is a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is about three miles north of Northwich in the Cheshire Plain. The Trent and Mersey Canal runs through the parish.

The whole area around Wincham was the site of salt mining for many years, with the Lion Salt Works at nearby Marston. This industry finally ceased in the village in 2005 when New Cheshire Salt Works was bought by British Salt and closed down.

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Wincham was one of the townships of the parish of Great Budworth in Bucklow Hundred, but became a separate civil parish in 1866. It includes the hamlet of Shores Green. The population was 367 in 1801, 684 in 1851, 1054 in 1901, 890 in 1951, and 2289 in 2001. (Source: GENUKI)

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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