Hollins Green

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Hollins Green
Hollins Green is located in Cheshire
Hollins Green
Hollins Green
 Hollins Green shown within Cheshire
OS grid reference SJ696908
Civil parish Rixton with Glazebrook
Unitary authority Warrington
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WARRINGTON
Postcode district WA3
Dialling code 0161
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Warrington North
List of places
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England
Cheshire

Coordinates: 53°24′48″N 2°27′24″W / 53.413325°N 2.456658°W / 53.413325; -2.456658

Hollins Green is a village located on the eastern edge of Warrington, England close to the border of the City of Salford, as designated by Glaze Brook. The village contains under a thousand residential properties and the most recent significant increase in this number was the construction of Marsh Brook Close off School Lane. The village contains 2 pubs, the Red Lion and the Black Swan, as well as a post office. The local Community Hall is a well used facility by the village and the surrounding locality. The local pre-school is run from the Community Hall.

Some people refer to Hollins Green as "Rixton", which is the official name of the locality and is taken from the full parish name of "Rixton-with-Glazebrook".

Educational institutions[edit]

The village houses St Helen's CofE Primary School as well as the Pre-School. Children of Hollins Green generally attend Culcheth High School upon leaving St Helen's, as it is one of the feeder schools.

Transport[edit]

A milestone along the former Warrington and Irlam Turnpike, now known as the A57 Manchester Road. The opposite side of the stone gives the distance to Warrington.

Hollins Green is served by the number 100 bus, provided by First Greater Manchester, travelling between Manchester Shudehill Interchange and Warrington Interchange. The 100 runs every hour towards the Trafford Centre and Manchester. Glazebrook railway station is within close reach of the village and can be used to commute to Manchester, Warrington and Liverpool. The station is served by Northern Rail

Other features[edit]

Rixton Clay Pits is located at the west of the village and is an old clay extraction site; it is now a nature reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Manchester Ship Canal runs across the southern border of the village, utilising a partial stretch of the River Mersey.

The village also contains a Brick Works, the moated site of Rixton Old Hall, Rixton New Hall, Ramswood Garden Centre, St Helen's Church (C of E) and churchyard (on an ancient circular site bordered by a footpath called 'The Weint'), a cross commemorating those killed in both world wars, a Methodist chapel, a blacksmith and a cemetery.

A five kilometre road race, the Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k, is held in the village on the first Saturday of June each year. Organised by Spectrum Striders Running Club, the course takes in country lanes through Hollins Green and Glazebrook and regularly attracts over 200 runners. The race forms part of the North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix series.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Penn, Margaret (1982) [1947]. Manchester Fourteen Miles. Futura.  - autobiographical account of Hollins Green, referred to as Moss Ferry, circa 1909

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