Rixton-with-Glazebrook

Rixton-with-Glazebrook is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Warrington, Cheshire, England. Historically part of Lancashire, it lies to the east of Warrington and borders Cadishead, and is largely farmland. It has a railway station at Glazebrook and is served by buses along the A57 road. The parish was originally a township within Warrington parish before becoming a separate parish in 1866. It was part of the Warrington Poor Law Union and, from 1894, Warrington Rural District, and the District of Warrington from 1974.

Rixton-with-Glazebrook
Rixton-with-Glazebrook is located in Cheshire
Rixton-with-Glazebrook
Rixton-with-Glazebrook
Location within Cheshire
Population1,960 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ697925
Civil parish
  • Rixton-with-Glazebrook
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWARRINGTON
Postcode districtWA3
Dialling code01925
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
WebsiteWarrington Villages
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire
53°25′43″N 2°27′27″W / 53.42863°N 2.45739°W / 53.42863; -2.45739Coordinates: 53°25′43″N 2°27′27″W / 53.42863°N 2.45739°W / 53.42863; -2.45739

According to the 2011 Census, Rixton-with-Glazebrook parish had a population of 1,960.[1]

Glazebrook has a small housing estate, a post office and Glazebrook railway station. The station, on the Liverpool to Manchester southern route, marks the westernmost boundary of the Transport for Greater Manchester area.

The village lies around 4 miles east of Warrington town centre and is bounded by Cadishead to the east and Culcheth to the north.

EtymologyEdit

The name "Rixton" derives from the personal name "Ric" and tun, which is Old English for a homestead or settlement. "Glazebrook" derives from glas, which can mean either a river, or else "blue" or "green or blue", and brook, from Old English "brōc", meaning a small stream.[2]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census: Rixton-with-Glazebrook". Office for National Statistics.
  2. ^ "Warrington Villages". warrington.gov.uk.
  3. ^ Pidd, Helen (4 July 2018). "How philanthropy breathed new life into a forgotten Salford suburb - Helen Pidd". the Guardian. Retrieved 4 July 2018.

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