Place:Winnington, Cheshire, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.266°N 2.534°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1936)
See alsoGreat Budworth, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Eddisbury Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Northwich, Cheshire, Englandparish into which it was part transferred in 1936
Hartford, Cheshire, Englandparish into which it was part transferred in 1936
Weaverham, Cheshire, Englandparish into which it was part transferred in 1936
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Winnington is a small, mainly residential area of the town of Northwich in Cheshire, England.

However, it is also the home of Brunner Mond UK chemical works (now Tata Chemical Industries), where soda ash is created. Polythene, the material used in many plastic items (e.g. plastic bags), was first made at the chemical works by R.O. Gibson and E.W. Fawcett in 1933, during an experiment that 'went wrong'. Most residents in Winnington were employed by ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries); however, many people now work in the town centre, with Brunner Mond still employing hundreds of people.

The Anderton Boat Lift, which lifts boats from the River Weaver navigation to the Trent and Mersey Canal, is nearby.

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Winnington was a township in Witton chapelry of Great Budworth ancient parish in Eddisbury Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Northwich, Hartford and Weaverham. The population was 196 in 1801, 405 in 1851, and 2994 in 1901. (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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