Rixton-with-Glazebrook

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Rixton-with-Glazebrook
Rixton-with-Glazebrook is located in Cheshire
Rixton-with-Glazebrook
Rixton-with-Glazebrook
 Rixton-with-Glazebrook shown within Cheshire
Population 1,884 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ697925
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 01925
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Warrington South
Website Warrington Villages
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

Coordinates: 53°25′43″N 2°27′27″W / 53.42863°N 2.45739°W / 53.42863; -2.45739

Rixton-with-Glazebrook is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Warrington, Cheshire, England. It lies to the east of Warrington and borders Irlam, and is largely farmland. It has a railway station at Glazebrook and is served by buses along the A57 road. The parish was originally a township within Warrington parish before becoming a separate parish in 1866. It was part of the Warrington Poor Law Union and, from 1894, Warrington Rural District, and the District of Warrington from 1974.

According to the 2001 Census, Rixton-with-Glazebrook parish had a population of 1,884.[1]

Glazebrook has a small housing estate, a post office and Glazebrook railway station. The station, on the Liverpool to Manchester southern route, marks the westernmost boundary of the Transport for Greater Manchester area.

The village lies around 4 miles east of Warrington town centre and is bounded by Cadishead to the east and Culcheth to the north.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Rixton" derives from the personal name "Ric" and tun, which is Old English for a homestead or settlement. "Glazebrook" derives from glas, which can mean either a river, or else "blue" or "green or blue", and brook, from Old English "brōc", meaning a small stream.[2]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: Rixton-with-Glazebrook". Office for National Statistics. 
  2. ^ Warrington Villages

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