Winnington is a small, mainly residential area of the town of
Northwich in Cheshire, England.
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Winnington is the home to
Brunner Mond UK chemical works, where soda
ash is created. Polythene, the material used in many plastic items
(e.g. plastic bags), was first made at the chemical works by R.O.
Gibson and E.W. Fawcett in 1933, during an experiment that 'went
wrong'. Most residents in
Winnington were employed by ICI (Imperial
Chemical Industries); however, many people now work in the town
Brunner Mond still employing hundreds of people. Most of
the houses built closer to the ICI plant were built by the company to
house their workers.
Winnington also has a combined heat and power station, providing
electricity for Brunner Mond.
The Anderton Boat Lift, which lifts boats from the River Weaver
navigation to the canal, is nearby.
Winnington Village is a new development consisting of a range of
family homes. Developers including Barratt Developments, Taylor
Wimpey, Morris and Wilson Homes (Wilson Bowden) are looking to build a
new community environment with the potential for a school and leisure
Winnington is home to
Winnington Park Rugby Football Club that fields
both a rugby union and rugby league team.
Winnington is the Jubilee field (so named when it was given to
the people of
Brunner Mond on their 50th anniversary in
1923), the playing fields are home to
Winnington Avenue Football Club,
with age groups in the Mid
Cheshire Youth league from 8 years old to
Map sources for Winnington
^ Club website home page
Media related to
Winnington at Wikimedia Commons
Ceremonial county of Cheshire
Cheshire West and Chester
See also: List of civil parishes in Cheshire
Population of major settlements
Grade I listed churches
Grade I listed non-ecclesiastical buildings
Grade II* listed buildings