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Penketh, Warrington

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Penketh, Warrington

Penketh is a civil parish in the Borough of Warrington in Cheshire, England. Historically part of Lancashire, it is about 3 miles west of Warrington town centre. It has a population of 8,699. The name is derived from two Brythonic words: "Pen" (Head) and "coed" (trees); suggesting that the parish, at one time was on the outskirts of a forest. The emblem/badge of Penketh is three kingfishers.
Post townWarrington
Administrative CountyWarrington
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ5687
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01925
Population8,699 (2001)

Penketh, Warrington in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Penketh, township (ry. sta. Sankey), Prescot par., SW. Lancashire, on the river Mersey and Sankey Canal, 3½ miles SW. of Warrington, 1059 ac. (69 water), pop. 1239; P.O.; contains Penketh Hall, seat.

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