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Woolston is a standalone parish was once under the Warrington parish. It is joined with another settlement eastwards known as Martincroft and they are both called Woolston-with-Martincroft.

The parish runs along the River Mersey’s north bank, and Paddington to the southwest. It is bounded to the south by the River Mersey, to the west by Padgate and Bruche, to the north by Birchwood and Longbarn, and to the east by Rixton.

This township stayed as an agricultural community on Warrington’s furthest outskirts till the ’70s when Warrington’s New Town development transformed its rural character radically. With the M6 motorway’s construction on its east side, the former status of Martinscroft as the major village center has been lost. Grange Employment Estate has been covered by the northern mosses and the last farm that remained was demolished in the ’90s.

In general, the parish is known only as Woolston. It’s now a residential area of Warrington, common with families, and is the habitat of wildlife veterans for its proximity to Site of Special Interest (SSSIs) and lots of natural reserves. The lengthy footpath in the Mersey Way runs along a riverbank.

Woolston used to be an ancient part of Lancashire; after the reforms of local government in 1974, it was made part of Cheshire. Until the final decade of the 19th century, Woolston and the area around it was a town called “Woolston with Martinscroft” in the ancient parish of Warrington that was a portion of West Derby Hundred. Up to the 19th-century ending, it was one of the Warrington poor law Union and Warrington’s rural sanitary district.

There aren’t any police nor local fire services at woolston. The closest providers are the Birchwood Fire Station and Risley Police Station.

Starting from King’s Leadership Academy Warrington located at Hillock Ln, Woolston, Warrington WA1 4PF, United Kingdom head Southwest via Hillock Ln and Holes Ln to Green Lane Community Special School located at Woolston Learning Village, Holes Ln, Woolston, Warrington WA1 4LS, United Kingdom

From Green Lane Community Special School head east via Manchester Rd/A57 to SS Peter and Michael Catholic Church Woolston located at 7 Magnolia Cl, Woolston, Warrington WA1 4HS, United Kingdom

From SS Peter and Michael Catholic Church head northwest via via Manchester Rd/A57 to Woolston Neighbourhood Hub located at Hall Rd, Woolston, Warrington WA1 4PN, United Kingdom

From Woolston Neighbourhood Hub head west via Hall Rd to Woolston Community Primary School located at Barnfield Rd, Woolston, Warrington WA1 4NW, United Kingdom

From Woolston Community Primary School, head south via Barnfield Rd and Hillock Ln to King’s Leadership Academy Warrington located at Hillock Ln, Woolston, Warrington WA1 4PF, United Kingdom

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