British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Warrington » Risley, Warrington - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Risley, Warrington

Local area map loading...

Risley, Warrington

Risley is a district in the northeast corner of Warrington, Cheshire, England. Historically part of Lancashire, it is south of Culcheth and is bordered to its north by the M62 motorway. During the Second World War it was the location of a Royal Ordnance Factory, ROF Risley. After the war it became the site of the design offices for the United Kingdom's fledgling nuclear weapons and nuclear power programmes. Universities Research Reactor was operational in Risley until 1991.
Administrative CountyWarrington
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ6592
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire

Your comments about Risley, Warrington

What do you know about Risley, Warrington? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus