Croft, Cheshire

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The Horse Shoe public house, Croft
Croft is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population2,920 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ634935
Civil parish
  • Croft
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtWA2, WA3
Dialling code01925
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°26′13″N 2°33′07″W / 53.437°N 2.552°W / 53.437; -2.552Coordinates: 53°26′13″N 2°33′07″W / 53.437°N 2.552°W / 53.437; -2.552

Croft is a village and civil parish in Warrington, England, about four miles north of Warrington town centre. At the 2001 Census it had a population of 2,920.[1] It is a rural, residential district.


The village is on the northern edge of the borough of Warrington, north of the interchange of the M6 and M62 motorways, known as the Croft Interchange. It is close to the border with Merseyside and Greater Manchester, and historically was in Lancashire. It borders Culcheth to the east, Lowton to the north, Winwick to the west and Risley to the south.

Croft was struck by an F1/T3 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[2] The tornado later moved over Warrington town centre.


There are two churches, two primary schools, and a large playing field with children's play equipment area on the village green. Other facilities include a youth centre, horse riding, a golf range, and a bowling green. There was no village shop for a while, however one has been opened up next to the General Elliot pub, called Elliot's General Store. This store closed in late 2016.


The 19 bus serves Croft, on a route between Leigh via Culcheth and Warrington via Winwick. There is also a rural service to Birchwood.


At the 2001 Census, Croft had the following demographics:[3]

  • 871 households
  • 2,920 residents
    • 61.7% are male
    • 38.3% are female
    • Average age of residents: 40.26 years (mean)
    • 2,014 residents describe their health as good


Croft Carnival is held annually, usually on the first Saturday of July, and features local talent, business and exhibitions. The event ends with an athletics competition, followed by an egg throwing competition.

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  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: Croft". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 October 2008.
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  3. ^ "2001 Census, Key Statistics: Croft". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 October 2008.

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