Birchwood is a settlement located at Warrington in Cheshire, and has a population of 11,395 according to the census that was conducted in 2001.
According to history, it was part of Lancashire and was built at a time when there was a huge expansion in the Warrington region. There are 3 residential estates that make up Birchwood and they are Gorse Covert, Oakwood, and Locking Stumps.
In 1724, Daniel Defoe was noted to have made a remark about the area while he rode through Risley. He noted that from a distance, the surface looked dirty and black, and didn’t look like any place suitable for men or horses. A part of Risley was later renamed Birchwood.
At that time, anyone traveling will always avoid the Risley area because of it’s dangerous moss that covered the land, nevertheless, much of its fertile moss land was gradually reclaimed as time went on and turned into farmland.
When WWII started, the government converted 3.8km² (927 acres) that was initially used for agricultural purposes to Royal Ordnance Factory(ROF). They chose the location because the factory was camouflaged from the eye with the aid of clouds and the low-lying mist. A local builder said that the place was misty and lonely at night, and that was the reason they constructed the factory there. Even though the German Luftwaffe knew the factory’s location, they only bombed the factory once during the world war.
Major part of the Birchwood east area is Risley Moss and birch forests, a portion of Mersey Forest. The scientists see Risley Moss as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Most of Birchwood is situated on the former Royal Ordnance Factory.
Starting from Birchwood Community High School located at Brock Rd, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7PT, United Kingdom head southeast via Brock Rd to Birchwood Shopping Centre located at Dewhurst Rd, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7PG, United Kingdom
From Birchwood Shopping Centre head northeast via Dewhurst Rd to Oakwood Play Area located at 12 Burrough Cl, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 6QF, United Kingdom
From Oakwood Play Area head north via Burrough Cl and Admirals Rd to Birchwood C of E Primary School & Nursery located at Admirals Rd, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 6QG, United Kingdom
From Birchwood C of E Primary School & Nursery head southwest vvia Admirals Rd and Curlew Grove to Great Awakening Uk & Europe located at 16 Curlew Grove, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 6NX, United Kingdom
From Great Awakening Uk & Europe head northwest via Chatfield Dr and Brock Rd to Birchwood Community High School located at Brock Rd, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7PT, United Kingdom