Winton, Greater Manchester


Winton, Greater Manchester

infobox UK place
latitude= 53.4861
longitude= -2.3653
official_name= Winton
map_type= Greater Manchester
population= 3,948 (2001 Census)
os_grid_reference= SJ7798
civil_parish=
metropolitan_borough= Salford
metropolitan_county= Greater Manchester
region= North West England
country= England
post_town= MANCHESTER
postcode_area= M
postcode_district= M30
dial_code= 0161
constituency_westminster= Eccles
Winton is an area located in the north-east of Eccles, within the metropolitan district of 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 Eccles itself 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).

History

Etymology

The name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon of windy village (win = windy and ton = village or hamlet).fact|date=February 2007

Early history

Winton, along with some of its neighbouring villages, including Barton and Monton, is believed to be Saxon in origin. However, Winton is not in the Domesday Book although 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

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.

Transport

Buses

First Manchester and Arriva operate numerous bus services 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, Worsley and 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.

Rail

Winton does not have a railway station. The nearest station is in Patricroft at which one train an hour stops en route between Manchester Victoria and 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 Metrolink station, the nearest one being in Eccles town centre.

Road

The M60 and M602 both go through Winton. On the M60 the nearest motorway exits are Junctions 13 (Worsley) and 11 (Peel Green). On the M602 the nearest exit is Junction 1 (Eccles).

Education

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.

References

External links

* [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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