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"WINNINGTON, a township in that part of the parish of GREAT-BUDWORTH which is in the second division of the hundred of EDDISBURY, county palatine of CHESTER, 1 mile (N. W.) from Northwich, containing 230 inhabitants. It is situated on the banks of the Weever, over which there is a stone bridge." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Winnington was a township in Witton chapelry of Great Budworth ancient parish, Eddisbury hundred (SJ 6474), 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.

For the period after 1936, see Northwich and Hartford.


  • Great Budworth: St. Mary & All Saints (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Winnington.
  • Witton: St. Helen (Church of England). An ancient chapelry in Great Budworth parish, and the district church for part of Winnington from 1900.
  • Hartford: St. John the Baptist (Church of England). The district church for a small part of Winnington from 1863.
  • Northwich: St. Luke (Church of England). Founded in 1884 as a chapel to Witton: St. Helen, becoming the district church for most of Winnington in 1931.
  • Weaverham: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Wallerscoat, which became part of Winnington in 1892.


Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Eddisbury (1828-1871)
  • Leftwich (1871-99)
  • Northwich (1899-1936)

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Historical Geography

  • 1892 March 25 — Gained the whole of Wallerscoat (pop. 17 in 1901)
  • 1894 September 29 — Lost part to Northwich (pop. 1390 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Hartford (2 acres, pop. 4 in 1931), Northwich (561 acres, pop. 1264 in 1931) and Weaverham (16 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)

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Politics and Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94)
  • Northwich Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94) *
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1936)

* The part in Northwich Urban Sanitary District (1875-94) was added to the civil parish of Northwich in 1894.


Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Northwich (1885-1936)