The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868
"PADGATE, a village in the parish of Warrington, hundred of West Derby, county Lancaster, 2 miles from Warrington. It is situated near the river Mersey and the Lankey and Bridgwater canals, and has been recently formed into a separate ecclesiastical district. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Chester, value £120, in the patronage of the Rector of Warrington. The church is a modern structure."