Stretton, Warrington

Stretton is a village and civil parish in Warrington, Cheshire, England. The parish includes the village of Lower Stretton. It is at the very southern tip of Warrington, about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the town centre. It has a large hotel (Park Royal Hotel) and is the site of Warrington's private hospital, run by Spire Healthcare. The village is near junction 10 of the M56 motorway.

Stretton
The Parish Church of St Matthew Stretton with Appleton - geograph.org.uk - 113028.jpg
St. Matthew's Church, Stretton
Stretton is located in Cheshire
Stretton
Stretton
Location within Cheshire
Population1,009 (2001)
OS grid referenceSJ615825
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWarrington
Postcode districtWA4
Dialling code01925
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire
53°20′17″N 2°34′39″W / 53.3381°N 2.5775°W / 53.3381; -2.5775Coordinates: 53°20′17″N 2°34′39″W / 53.3381°N 2.5775°W / 53.3381; -2.5775

The Royal Navy Air Station HMS Blackcap existed at Stretton between June 1942 and November 1958.

Stretton means "settlement on a Roman Road" (from the Old English stræt and tun). In this case the road ran Northwich to Warrington.

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