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Winton Community Library
Population 12,067 (2011 Census Ward)
OS grid reference SJ757988
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district M30
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
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EU Parliament North West England
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Greater ManchesterCoordinates: 53°29′10″N 2°21′54″W / 53.486°N 2.365°W / 53.486; -2.365

Winton, originally "Withington" is an area north-west of Eccles in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. The population of the City of Salford ward at the 2011 census was 12,067.

Historically in Lancashire, Winton is a residential area surrounded by Patricroft, Peel Green, Monton, Barton-upon-Irwell, Eccles and Worsley.

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).

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 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.


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).


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 Park

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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