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Website Design Warrington

Warrington Town Hall
Latin: Deus Dat Incrementum
(God giveth the increase)
Warrington shown within Cheshire
Warrington shown within Cheshire
Warrington is located in the United Kingdom
Warrington shown within Cheshire
Warrington is located in England
Warrington (England)
Warrington is located in Europe
Warrington (Europe)
Coordinates: 53°23′30″N 2°35′50″W / 53.39167°N 2.59722°W / 53.39167; -2.59722Coordinates: 53°23′30″N 2°35′50″W / 53.39167°N 2.59722°W / 53.39167; -2.59722
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial countyCheshire
Historic countyLancashire
Founded8th century
(exact date unknown)
Town charter12th century
(exact date unknown)
Unitary authority1 April 1998
Administrative HQWarrington (Town Hall)
 • TypeUnitary authority
 • BodyWarrington Borough Council
 • LeadershipLeader and cabinet
 • ExecutiveLabour
 • MayorMaureen Creaghan
 • MPsCharlotte Nichols (L)
Andy Carter (C)
 • Borough69.7 sq mi (180.6 km2)
 • Urban
17.3 sq mi (44.9 km2)
Area rank167th
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Borough210,014
 • Rank88th
 • Density3,000/sq mi (1,160/km2)
 • Urban
165,456 (46th)
 • Urban density9,550/sq mi (3,686/km2)
 • Ethnicity
92.9% White British
2.5% Asian
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode area
Dialling code01925
ISO 3166 codeGB-WRT
GSS codeE06000007
NUTS 3 codeUKD21
ONS code00EU
OS grid referenceSJ605885

Warrington (/ˈwɒrɪŋtən/) is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey. It is 20 miles (32 km) east of Liverpool, and 16 miles (26 km) west of Manchester. The population in 2019 was estimated at just over 210,014,[2] more than double that of 1968 when it became a new town. Warrington is the largest town in the county of Cheshire.

Warrington was founded by the Romans at an important crossing place on the River Mersey. A new settlement was established by the Saxons. By the Middle Ages, Warrington had emerged as a market town at the lowest bridging point of the river. A local tradition of textile and tool production dates from this time.[3]

Historically part of Lancashire, the expansion and urbanisation of Warrington coincided with the Industrial Revolution, particularly after the Mersey was made navigable in the 18th century. The West Coast Main Line runs north to south through the town, and the Liverpool to Manchester railway (the Cheshire Lines route) west to east. The Manchester Ship Canal cuts through the south of the borough (west to east). The M6, M56 and M62 motorways form a partial box around the town and are all accessible through Warrington.

The modern Borough of Warrington was formed in 1974 with the amalgamation of the former County Borough of Warrington, part of the Golborne Urban District, the Lymm Urban District, part of the Runcorn Rural District, the Warrington Rural District and part of the Whiston Rural District.

  1. ^ Gary Jenkins (Senior Communications Officer, Warrington Borough Council). "Tribute to famous Warringtonian Joseph Priestley". Warrington Borough Council Smartnews. NB: In addition to verifying the notability of J Priestley, this reference demonstrates the use of the term Warringtonian. Archived from the original on 19 August 2007. Retrieved 7 November 2006.
  2. ^ "Facts and figures for Warrington". Warrington Borough Council. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  3. ^ mbH, HaCon Ingenieurges. "Your guide to Warrington bus services and attractions from Arriva". www.arrivabus.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
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