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Risley, Warrington

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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
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCheshire
 

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