Stretton, Warrington

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The Parish Church of St Matthew Stretton with Appleton - - 113028.jpg
St. Matthew's Church, Stretton
Stretton is located in Cheshire
Stretton shown within Cheshire
Population 1,009 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ615825
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Warrington
Postcode district WA4
Dialling code 01925
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°20′17″N 2°34′39″W / 53.3381°N 2.5775°W / 53.3381; -2.5775Coordinates: 53°20′17″N 2°34′39″W / 53.3381°N 2.5775°W / 53.3381; -2.5775

Stretton is a village and civil parish in Warrington, Cheshire, England. The parish includes the village of Lower Stretton. It is at the very southern tip of Warrington, about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the town centre. It has a large hotel (Park Royal Hotel) and is the site of Warrington's private hospital, run by Spire Healthcare. The village is near junction 10 of the M56 motorway.

The Royal Navy Air Station HMS Blackcap existed at Stretton between June 1942 and November 1958.

Stretton means "settlement on a Roman Road" (from the Old English stræt and tun). In this case the road ran Northwich to Warrington.

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