Pick Mere, Wincham
|Wincham shown within Cheshire|
|Population||2,162 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
Wincham is a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is about three miles north of Northwich in the Cheshire Plain. The Trent and Mersey Canal runs through the parish.
The whole area around Wincham was the site of salt mining for many years, with the Lion Salt Works at nearby Marston. This industry finally ceased in the village in 2005 when New Cheshire Salt Works was bought by British Salt and closed down the following year. In 2015 the Lion Salt Works re-opened to provide a museum on the history of salt production in Cheshire. A butterfly garden in the grounds is managed by Butterfly Conservation.
The population of the parish was:
- 1801: 367
- 1851: 684
- 1901: 1054
- 1951: 890
- 2001: 2289
- 2015: 3045
The village is home to Wincham Community Primary School.
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 118 Stoke-on-Trent & Macclesfield (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2012. ISBN 9780319229064.
- "Lion Salt Works - Heritage Centre". www.visitcheshire.com. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
- "Wincham Community Primary School". www.winchamcp.cheshire.sch.uk. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
- "Within Albion FC: Ground and Facilities". wittonalbionfc.89media.co.uk. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
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