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Willington is a village and civil parish, about 9 miles (14 km) from Chester, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.

Willington
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Willington Hall
Willington is located in Cheshire
Willington
Willington
Location within Cheshire
Population655 (2011 Census)
Civil parish
  • Willington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTARPORLEY
Postcode districtCW6
Dialling code01829
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
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UK
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Cheshire
53°11′36″N 2°40′54″W / 53.193333°N 2.681667°W / 53.193333; -2.681667Coordinates: 53°11′36″N 2°40′54″W / 53.193333°N 2.681667°W / 53.193333; -2.681667

The placename means "village of a woman called Winflǣd", from the Old English personal name Winflǣd, and the suffix tun for farm or village. The name was recorded in the Domesday Book as Winfletone, and as Wynlaton in the 12th century.[1]

The village contains a public house (The Boot), a farm shop[2] and a hotel (Willington Hall).[3]

The Boot InnEdit

The Boot Inn occupies a row of red-brick and sandstone cottages that were built in 1815. Behind the pub is Boothsdale, also known as 'Little Switzerland', accessible by a well-used footpath.

Willington HallEdit

Willington Hall was built in 1829 by the Nantwich architect George Latham.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

The geographic coordinates are from the Ordnance Survey.

  1. ^ Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 520. ISBN 0198691033.
  2. ^ "Farm shop - Willington Fruit Farm Shop". Willington Farm Shop website. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Willington Hall: History". Willington Hall Hotel website. Retrieved 14 April 2011.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Willington, Cheshire at Wikimedia Commons