- Winton, Greater Manchester
infobox UK place
map_type= Greater Manchester
population= 3,948 (2001 Census)
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Eccles Winton is an area located in the north-east of
Eccles, within the metropolitan districtof the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England.
Historically part of
Lancashire, Winton is a primarily residential area and is surrounded by Patricroft, Peel Green, Monton, Barton, the centre of Ecclesitself and Worsley.
Geography and administration
Winton is situated between
Monton, Worsley, Peel Green and Patricroft and the village is divided by the Motorway interchange of M602, M60 and M62. The boundaries of Winton are, 1. the Liverpool - Manchester railway on New Lane (Borders with Peel Green), 2. the railway on Worsley Road (Borders with Patricroft), 3. the Bridgewater Canal bridge at the top of Parrin Lane (Borders with Monton) and the Worsley Road/Barton Road change (Borders with Worsley).
The name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon of windy village (win = windy and ton = village or hamlet).fact|date=February 2007
Winton, along with some of its neighbouring villages, including
Bartonand Monton, is believed to be Saxon in origin. However, Winton is not in the Domesday Bookalthough neighbouring Barton is. Winton is believed to have been originally known as Withinton. In 1262, Richard de Winton was granted convert|7|acre|m2 of land by former landowner, Thomas Grelley, at a rate of one shilling and two pence (1s 2d or 6p) per year. These seven acres grew over the next few decades to become the hamlet of Winton.
Churches in Winton include the Roman Catholic Church of St. Matthew's (next to Winton Library) on Worsley Road and St. Mary Magdalene’s Parish Church on Grasmere Crescent / Westbourne Road ( Grade II listed building). There is a Baptist Church (although it's old building in Parrin Lane is now closed). The oldest building is St Mary Magdalene's Parish Hall (formerly a school before Westwood Park was opened) dating from 1888.
First Manchesterand Arrivaoperate numerous busservices through Winton, from Eccles town centre as well as from Manchester, Bolton, Wigan. Winton is also used as a through-route for bus links to Bolton, Wigan, Leigh, Worsleyand the surrounding boroughs near Eccles. The following Arriva Routes Service Winton: 61, 62, 64, 65 (All Eccles Circulars) and the 556 (Sunday & Bank Holidays Only). The following First Manchester Routes Serve Winton: 68 Bolton - Manchester, 33 Manchester - Worsley (Wigan on Occasions).
See [http://www.gmpte.com Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive] website for more details.
Winton does not have a railway station. The nearest station is in
Patricroftat which one train an hour stops en route between Manchester Victoriaand Liverpool Lime Street. These services are run by Northern Rail. The station is not serviced on Sunday or Bank Holidays. Winton does not have a nearby Manchester Metrolinkstation, the nearest one being in Eccles town centre.
Winton has a number of schools - Westwood Park is a community primary school and St. Gilbert's Primary is Roman Catholic - the Catholic secondary school of St. Patrick's is just on the border with Peel Green.
* [http://www.salford.gov.uk/living/yourcom/salfordlife/aboutsalford/salfordlocalhistory/localhistory-eccles.htm Salford Council information on Eccles, Winton, Barton and Monton]
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