Croft, Cheshire

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Coordinates: 53°26′13″N 2°33′09″W / 53.43700°N 2.55240°W / 53.43700; -2.55240

Croft
Croft is located in Cheshire
Croft
Croft
 Croft shown within Cheshire
Population 2,920 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ634935
Civil parish Croft
Unitary authority Warrington
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WARRINGTON
Postcode district WA2, WA3
Dialling code 01925
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Warrington North
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

Croft is a village and civil parish in Warrington, Cheshire, England, about five miles north of Warrington town centre. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 2,920.[1] It is a rural, residential district.

The village is on the northern edge of the borough of Warrington, north of the interchange of the M6 and M62 motorways (known as the Croft Interchange). It is situated close to the border with Merseyside and Greater Manchester, and was historically in Lancashire. In terms of the local area, it borders Culcheth to the east, Lowton (which is in Greater Manchester) to the north, Winwick to the west and Risley to the south.

In Croft there are two churches, two primary schools, and a large playing field with children's play equipment area (the village green). Other facilities include a youth centre, horse riding, a golf range, a bowling green and a hairdresser. There was no village shop for a while, however one has been opened up next to the general elliot pub.

In terms of transport, the service 19 bus serves the main part of Croft as part of the route between Leigh (via Culcheth) and Warrington (via Winwick). There is also a rural service to Birchwood.

At the 2001 Census, Croft had the following demographics:[2]

  • 871 households
  • 2,920 residents
    • 61.7% are male
    • 38.3% are female
    • Average age of residents: 40.26 years (mean)
    • 2,014 residents describe their health as good

Events[edit]

Croft Carnival is held annually, usually on the first Saturday of July, and features of wealth of local talent, business and exhibitions. The event lasts the entire of the day, culminating with a friendly contested athletics competition at night, this is followed by the locally famous egg throwing competition.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: Croft". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census, Key Statistics: Croft". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 October 2008. 

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