Woolston History


Here are a few articles about Woolston’s history.

We know the Anglo-Saxons arrived here around 700 AD.  The word ‘Ees’, as in Woolston Eyes, is Saxon for land near a looping watercourse.

The name Woolston first appears in 1180 in a charter. The name comes from two Old English elements – a personal name ‘Wulfes’ of ‘Wulfsiges’ followed by the word ‘tun’.

Around 1367 an account says that the Mersey had sturgeons, mullet, seals and eels, lobsters, shrimps, prawns and ‘the best and largest cockles in all England.

Brickworks Census and Map Brickworks

Brickworks map

Church of the Ascension History of Woolston Church of the Ascension

Church of the Ascension

Corn Mill at Woolston History Woolston Corn Mill Items for Enquiry

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Environment Agency history environment agency woolston weir

Syphone Weir Woolston

Environment Agency History Environment Standard_Notice


Fishy tail History A fishy tale – Copy

Salmon Male Atlantic in Mersey

Fustian History Fustian cutting

Fustian cutter picture

Paddington Works History Paddington Works

Paddington Works

Padgate Cottage Homes History Padgate Cottage Homes

Padgate Cottage Homes a

St Peter’s Church History Woolston St Peters Church

St Peters Church Woolston

St Peter’s Church History of Woolston www stpetereschurchwoolston


Woolston 1871 Worrals Directory History Woolston 1871 Worrals

Wesleyan Chapel Martinscroft

Woolston a Brief History History A Brief History of Woolston

Church of the Ascension Mission Hall

Woolston and its History History of Woolston

Woolston Hall

Woolston and its Parish History of Parish of Woolston

Map Woolston Tithe Map

Woolston and Padgate from Warrington Guardian 1968 History Woolston and Padgate – Warrington Guardian 1968

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Woolston Eyes Area History of the Woolston Eyes Area

Woolston Eyes Map

Woolston New Cut from Warrington Library History Woolston New Cut Items from Warrington Library

LE Horse and Jockey pub

Woolston Township pack Township pack

Town ship

Woolston with Martinscroft History WOOLSTON WITH MARTINSCROFT

Woolston coat of arms