Coordinates: 53°22′21″N 2°32′35″W / 53.372503°N 2.542999°W
Grappenhall is a suburban village in Warrington, Cheshire, England. It is situated along the Bridgewater Canal, and forms one of the principal settlements of Grappenhall and Thelwall civil parish. According to the 2001 UK census, the population of the entire civil parish was 9,377. [1 ]
Grappenhall is mentioned in the
with the name Domesday Book Gropenhale and a with a valuation of five shillings.
St Wilfrid's Church has a carving of a cat on the west face of the tower. This is believed to be Lewis Carroll's inspiration for the grinning Cheshire Cat in . The church itself was first constructed in 1120, though was rebuilt 400 years later. The church was also, at a time, in the possession of the Boidelle (Boydell) family. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Along with the church, the centre of the village contains two pubs - the Parr Arms and the Ram's Head, Grappenhall Hall Residential School (no longer a Residential School) and St. Wilfrid's Primary School. Bradshaw Community Primary School is located north of the village centre.
Parts of the
were filmed in the centre of Grappenhall. It is also the birthplace of actor Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Tim Curry. The village name appears in the title of the song "Grappenhall Rag", by the Darwen singer-songwriter Bryn Haworth. [2 ]
Grappenhall is home to the 25th Warrington East (St. Wilfrid's) Scout Troop.
There is also a [3 ] cricket ground, which is the home of Grappenhall Cricket Club. [4 ]
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