The cobbled area in Grappenhall Village, South Warrington at Sunset. (Church lane, adjacent to St Wilfrids parish church)

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Grappenhall is a suburban village in Warrington, Cheshire, England. It is situated along the Bridgewater Canal, and forms one of the principal settlements of Grappenhall and Thelwall civil parish. According to the 2001 UK census, the population of the entire civil parish was 9,377.[1] Grappenhall is mentioned in the Domesday Book with the name Gropenhale and a with a valuation of five shillings. St Wilfrid's Church has a carving of a cat on the west face of the tower, just beyond this location. This is believed to be Lewis Carroll's inspiration for the grinning Cheshire Cat in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The church itself was first constructed in 1120, though was rebuilt 400 years later. The church was also, at a time, in the possession of the Boidelle (Boydell) family. Along with the church, the centre of the village contains two pubs - The Parr Arms and The Ram's Head, Grappenhall Hall residential School and St. Wilfrids Primary School. Bradshaw Community Primary School is located north of the village centre. Parts of the Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes were filmed in the centre of Grappenhall. It is also the birthplace of actor Tim Curry. The village name appears in the title of the song Grappenhall Rag by Darwen singer/songwriter Bryn Haworth.
Location: Church lane, Grappenhall Village, South Warrington, Cheshire UK