Wincham

Wincham is a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.[1] It is about three miles north of Northwich in the Cheshire Plain. The Trent and Mersey Canal runs through the parish.

Wincham
Pick Mere - geograph.org.uk - 400344.jpg
Pick Mere, Wincham
Wincham is located in Cheshire
Wincham
Wincham
Location within Cheshire
Population2,162 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceSJ688763
Civil parish
  • Wincham
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORTHWICH
Postcode districtCW9
Dialling code01565
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire
53°17′00″N 2°28′00″W / 53.283333°N 2.466667°W / 53.283333; -2.466667Coordinates: 53°17′00″N 2°28′00″W / 53.283333°N 2.466667°W / 53.283333; -2.466667
Map of civil parish of Wincham in the former borough of Vale Royal

The whole area around Wincham was the site of salt mining for many years, with the Lion Salt Works at nearby Marston. This industry finally ceased in the village in 2005 when New Cheshire Salt Works was bought by British Salt and closed down the following year. In 2015 the Lion Salt Works re-opened to provide a museum on the history of salt production in Cheshire. A butterfly garden in the grounds is managed by Butterfly Conservation.[2]

The population of the parish was:

  • 1801: 367
  • 1851: 684
  • 1901: 1054
  • 1951: 890
  • 2001: 2289
  • 2015: 3045

The village is home to Wincham Community Primary School.[3]

It is home to Witton Albion Football Club who moved to Wincham Park in 1989.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 118 Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229064.
  2. ^ "Lion Salt Works - Heritage Centre". www.visitcheshire.com. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Wincham Community Primary School". www.winchamcp.cheshire.sch.uk. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Within Albion FC: Ground and Facilities". wittonalbionfc.89media.co.uk. Retrieved 25 March 2016.

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