Willington, Cheshire

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Willington
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Willington Hall
Willington is located in Cheshire
Willington
Willington
Willington shown within Cheshire
Population 655 (2011 Census)
Civil parish
  • Willington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TARPORLEY
Postcode district CW6
Dialling code 01829
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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CheshireCoordinates: 53°11′36″N 2°40′54″W / 53.193333°N 2.681667°W / 53.193333; -2.681667

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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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