The Bridgewater Canal in autumn,Grappenhall Village,moored barge and a day boat passing on the right,Warrington,Cheshire,England,UK,WA4 2SJ
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:5472 x 2964 px | 46.3 x 25.1 cm | 18.2 x 9.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:24 October 2018
Location:Church Lane, Grappenhall Village,Warrington,Cheshire,England,UK,WA4 2SJ
Grappenhall is mentioned in the Domesday Book with the name Gropenhale and with a valuation of five shillings. St Wilfrid's Church has a carving of a cat on the west face of the tower. 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, and Grappenhall Hall Residential School (no longer a residential school) and St Wilfrid's Primary School. Bradshaw Community Primary School is located north of the village centre. The Bridgewater canal, unique as being the first with no locks required, flows through the village Grappenhall is home to the 25th Warrington East (St Wilfred's) Scout Troop. There is also a cricket ground, which is the home of Grappenhall Cricket Club.Australian cricketer Steve Smith was signed for the club for five weeks in 2007, when he was 17