Bridge 161, Trent and Mersey Canal
Rixton-with-Glazebrook shown within Cheshire
|Population||1,884 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Warrington South|
Rixton-with-Glazebrook is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Warrington, Cheshire, England. Historically part of Lancashire, 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.
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 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.
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