Place:Winwick, Lancashire, England

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NameWinwick
TypeAncient parish
Coordinates53.4305°N 2.5975°W
Located inLancashire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inCheshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWigan (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough into which part of Winwick transferred in 1974
St Helens (metropolitan borough), Merseyside, Englandmetropolitan borough into which part of Winwick transferred in 1974
Warrington (metropolitan borough), Cheshire, Englandunitary authority into which part of Winwick transferred in 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


Winwick was originally an ecclesiastical parish in the West Derby hundred of Lancashire. It included a number of Chapelries and townships, each of which has its individual history:

Winwick in 1870

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Winwick from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"WINWICK, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Warrington district, Lancashire. The township lies 2 miles S by E of Newton [railway] station, and 2½ N of Warrington; bears the name of [Winwick]-with-Hulme; and has a post-office under Newton-le-Willows. Acres: 1,431. Real property: £3,579. Population: 451. Houses: 87. The parish includes Houghton, Middleton, and Arbury township; and comprises 2,270 acres. Pop., 704. Houses, 132. The property is much subdivided. W. Hall is the seat of the Rev. F. G. Hopwood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, not reported. Patron, the Earl of Derby. The church is chiefly ancient; was partly rebuilt in 1848, and extensively improved in 1858; and has a tower, with octagonal spire. There is an endowed grammar-school with £34 a year. The sub-district includes Croft-with-Southworth parish."

Winwick Today

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Winwick has been since 1974 a village and civil parish in the Borough of Warrington in Cheshire, England. It is situated about three miles north of Warrington town centre, near Junction 22 of the M6 and Junction 9 of the M62. Winwick also borders Newton-le-Willows and Burtonwood. According to the 2001 Census, the civil parish had a population of 4,366.

See also Winwick-with-Hulme.

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