Grappenhall shown within Cheshire
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Grappenhall and Thelwall|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Warrington South|
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.
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 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 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.
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 Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes were filmed in the centre of Grappenhall. The village name appears in the title of the song "Grappenhall Rag", by the Darwen singer-songwriter Bryn Haworth.
Dining and Restaurants
There are limited numbers of dining facilities within the village but some restaurants include:
- The Parr Arms
- The Springbrook
- The Choy Hing Village
- Tim Curry, actor, singer, and composer was born in Grappenhall.
- Sally Green, writer, author of The Half Bad trilogy lives in Grappenhall.
- 2001 Census: Grappenhall and Thelwall civil parish, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 10 June 2007
- "Bryn Haworth Grappenhall Rag". YouTube. 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "25th Warrington East Scout Group » History". Grappenhallscouts.org.uk. 1914-08-03. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
- "Grappenhall Cricket Club". Grappers.com. Retrieved 2013-08-06.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Grappenhall.|
- Images of the church and its cat.
- Grappenhall Youth & Community Association
- The Flickr Grappenhall Photography Group
- WDCC, Warrington District Camera Club, which is based in Grappenhall
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