Willington, Cheshire

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Willington Hall

Willington is a village and civil parish, about 9 miles (14 km) from Chester, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.

The placename means "village of a woman called Winflǣd", from the Old English personal name Winflǣd + tun "farm, village". The name was recorded in the Domesday Book as Winfletone, and as Wynlaton in the 12th century.[1]

The village contains a public house (The Boot), a farm shop[2] and a hotel (Willington Hall).[3]

The Boot Inn[edit]

The Boot Inn occupies a row of red-brick and sandstone cottages that were built in 1815. Behind the pub is Boothsdale, also known as 'Little Switzerland', accessible by a well-used footpath.

Willington Hall[edit]

Main article: Willington Hall

Willington Hall was built in 1829 by the Nantwich architect George Latham.[3]

Coordinates: 53°11′36″N 2°40′54″W / 53.19333°N 2.68167°W / 53.19333; -2.68167

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The geographic coordinates are from the Ordnance Survey.

  1. ^ Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 520. ISBN 0198691033.
  2. ^ "Farm shop - Willington Fruit Farm Shop". Willington Farm Shop website. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Willington Hall: History". Willington Hall Hotel website. Retrieved 14 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

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