Latchford

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Latchford is a suburb and electoral ward of Warrington, Cheshire, England.wikipedia
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Latchford is a suburb and electoral ward of Warrington, Cheshire, England.
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Swing bridge

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The canal is crossed here by a swing bridge, a high-level road bridge and the now disused Latchford railway viaduct.

Manchester Ship Canal

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Latchford is a predominantly residential area, Latchford lies between the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, and broadly consists of 19th-century terraced housing and some open space. Latchford is bounded to the south by the Manchester Ship Canal and Stockton Heath and to the north by the River Mersey and Howley.
The larger lock is 600 ft long by 80 ft wide; the smaller lock is 350 ft by 50 ft. Four additional sets of locks lie further inland, 600 ft long and 65 ft wide and 350 ft by 45 ft for the smaller lock; each has a rise of approximately 15 ft. The locks are at Eastham; Latchford, near Warrington; Irlam; Barton near Eccles and Mode Wheel, Salford.

County Borough of Warrington

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Between 1894 and 1974, part of Latchford was placed within the County Borough of Warrington, and the registration county of Lancashire, whilst the rest of Latchford became a civil parish named "Latchford Without" and was transferred to Lancashire.
These earlier local government districts had crossed the county boundary line and contained small parts of parishes in Cheshire, namely, Latchford and Thelwall though these anomalies were rectified in 1894 and 1884, respectively.

Lancashire

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Between 1894 and 1974, part of Latchford was placed within the County Borough of Warrington, and the registration county of Lancashire, whilst the rest of Latchford became a civil parish named "Latchford Without" and was transferred to Lancashire. It was also part of Bucklow Hundred, and was close to the border with Lancashire.

Stockton Heath

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Latchford is bounded to the south by the Manchester Ship Canal and Stockton Heath and to the north by the River Mersey and Howley.
It is located to the north of the Bridgewater Canal and to the south of the Manchester Ship Canal, which divides Stockton Heath from Latchford and north Warrington.

Runcorn to Latchford Canal

Black Bear Canal
Black Bear Canal, now infilled and used as Black Bear Park, once ran from docks on the Manchester Ship Canal near Wilderspool Causeway (to the west of Latchford) to the Mersey at Manor Lock in Howley, providing a shortcut for shipping, avoiding a large river bend and weir.
The Runcorn to Latchford Canal (also known as the Old Quay Canal or locally as "Old Quay Cut" or "Black Bear Canal") ran from Runcorn, Cheshire to the Latchford area of Warrington, then in the historic county of Lancashire, England.

Ward (electoral subdivision)

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Latchford is a suburb and electoral ward of Warrington, Cheshire, England.

Cheshire

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Latchford is a suburb and electoral ward of Warrington, Cheshire, England. Latchford was originally a township in the ancient parish of Grappenhall, in Cheshire.

River Mersey

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Latchford is a predominantly residential area, Latchford lies between the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, and broadly consists of 19th-century terraced housing and some open space. Latchford is bounded to the south by the Manchester Ship Canal and Stockton Heath and to the north by the River Mersey and Howley.

Old English

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Its name came from Anglo-Saxon Læccford meaning "boggy-stream ford".

Township (England)

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Latchford was originally a township in the ancient parish of Grappenhall, in Cheshire.

Ancient parishes of Cheshire

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Latchford was originally a township in the ancient parish of Grappenhall, in Cheshire.

Grappenhall

Latchford was originally a township in the ancient parish of Grappenhall, in Cheshire.

Bucklow Hundred

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It was also part of Bucklow Hundred, and was close to the border with Lancashire.

Registration county

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Between 1894 and 1974, part of Latchford was placed within the County Borough of Warrington, and the registration county of Lancashire, whilst the rest of Latchford became a civil parish named "Latchford Without" and was transferred to Lancashire.

Civil parish

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Between 1894 and 1974, part of Latchford was placed within the County Borough of Warrington, and the registration county of Lancashire, whilst the rest of Latchford became a civil parish named "Latchford Without" and was transferred to Lancashire.

Local Government Act 1972

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With the local government reforms of 1974, as part of the newly formed Cheshire borough of Warrington, Latchford was transferred back to Cheshire.

London and North Western Railway

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Latchford viaduct was opened on 8 July 1893 to carry the London and North Western Railway's Stockport to Warrington line over the Manchester Ship Canal.

Wrought iron

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The wrought iron viaduct, with a span of 250 ft, weighed more than 1,200 tonnes.

Queen Victoria

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To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria the park was named "Victoria Park".

Weir

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In 1724 various new weirs were built along the course of the River Mersey due to its often treacherous nature.

Running track

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Victoria Park has a large running track which is the home of Warrington Athletic Club, and has bowling greens, a skate-park and various other leisure facilities.

Bowls

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Victoria Park has a large running track which is the home of Warrington Athletic Club, and has bowling greens, a skate-park and various other leisure facilities.

Skatepark

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Victoria Park has a large running track which is the home of Warrington Athletic Club, and has bowling greens, a skate-park and various other leisure facilities.