Wincham is a civil parish and village in the borough of
Vale Royalin Cheshire, England. It is situated about three miles north of Northwichin the Cheshire Plain. The Trent and Mersey Canalruns through the parish.
The whole area surrounding Wincham was the site of
salt miningfor many years, with the Lion Salt Worksat nearby Marston. This industry finally ceased in the village in 2005 when New Cheshire Salt Works was purchased by British Saltand closed down.
The population of the parish was:
* 1801: 367
* 1851: 684
* 1901: 1054
* 1951: 890
The village is home to
Wincham Community Primary School.
[http://www.winchamcp.cheshire.sch.uk/ Wincham Community Primary School website]
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