Woodbank, Cheshire

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Woodbank
The Yacht Inn, Woodbank - DSC06417.JPG
The Yacht Inn on the A540 Parkgate Road at Woodbank
Woodbank is located in Cheshire
Woodbank
Woodbank
 Woodbank shown within Cheshire
Population 62 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ355729
Civil parish Woodbank
Unitary authority Cheshire West and Chester
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH1
Dialling code 0151, 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament City of Chester
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England
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Coordinates: 53°14′56″N 2°58′01″W / 53.249°N 2.967°W / 53.249; -2.967

Woodbank is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire in northwest England. It is located on the Wirral Peninsula, about 6 miles northwest of the city of Chester and near the larger village of Saughall.

History[edit]

Woodbank was a township in Shotwick Parish of the Wirral Hundred and included part of the nearby hamlet of Two Mills. The population was 48 in 1801, 64 in 1851, 72 in 1901 and 77 in 1951.[1]

Community[edit]

Woodbank is within the parliamentary constituency of the City of Chester, represented by the Conservative MP Stephen Mosley. It is also part of the Puddington and District Parish Council.

It can be accessed via the A550, the A5117 and the A540 (a former toll road). There are two minor roads running through the area - Woodbank Lane and Shotwick Lane.

Woodbank consists of a Hall and a few houses as well as The Yacht Inn, which was built as a pub in about 1720, and is on the corner of Shotwick Lane, which leads to the former port of Shotwick on the River Dee.[2]

The nearest railway station can be found in Capenhurst, about 1.5 miles away. There is also a bus service which passes through the area hourly, running between West Kirby and Chester.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheshire Parishes: Woodbank, GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy, retrieved 23 August 2007 
  2. ^ The Yacht Inn, pub-explorer.com, retrieved 23 May 2007 

External links[edit]

Media related to Woodbank, Cheshire at Wikimedia Commons