Winton, Greater Manchester facts for kids
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|Population||12,067 (2011 Census Ward)|
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Geography and administration
Winton is between Monton, Worsley, Peel Green and Patricroft, divided by the motorway interchange of the M602, M60 and M62. The boundaries of Winton are the Liverpool-Manchester railway on New Lane (borders with Peel Green), the railway on Worsley Road (borders with Patricroft), 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).
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 7 acres (28,000 m2) of land by former landowner, Thomas Grelley, at a rate of one shilling and two pence (1s 2d or 6p) per year. These 7 acres (28,000 m2) 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 its old building in Parrin Lane is now closed). The oldest building is Magdalene Centre, formerly a school before Westwood Park was opened, dating from 1888.
First Greater Manchester and Arriva North West operate bus services through Winton from Eccles town centre, Manchester, the Trafford Centre and Wigan. Winton is also a through-route for buses to the Trafford Centre, Wigan, Worsley and Eccles. The following Arriva Routes service Winton: 61, 62 (Eccles Circulars) and the 66 Clifton-Salford Royal Hospital. The following First Manchester Routes Serve Winton: 68 Trafford Centre-Bolton (Little Hulton/Farnworth after 18:00), 33 Manchester-Worsley (Wigan, Evenings and Sundays).
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.
Winton has a number of schools including Westwood Park Community Primary; St. Gilbert's RC Primary and the St. Patrick's Catholic Secondary School on the border with Peel Green.
Winton is also the home of the Green Flag award winning Winton Park. It was first opened in 1906 and has recently undergone a major refurbishment which included the design of a new central grassed area, installation of public toilets and improvements to the bowlers' pavilion.
The park also features a bowling green, children's play area, multi-use games area and outdoor gym equipment.
Schools and community groups are welcome to use the site and a range of outdoor education and volunteering opportunities are regularly organised.
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