Warrington, borough, England
borough and unitary authority (2011 pop. 202,228), NW England, on the Mersey River and on the Manchester Ship Canal. Manufactures include wire and other metal products, chemicals, soap, leather goods, and beer. The site was early occupied; the Church of St. Elphin has a Saxon crypt. The grammar school dates from 1526, and there are several half-timbered houses. Warrington academy for religious dissenters (1757–83) included Joseph Priestley
among its faculty. Warrington was designated a new town
in 1968 and has grown significantly since.
Warrington, town, United States
Warrington, uninc. residential town (1990 pop. 16,040), Escambia co., extreme NW Fla., a suburb of Pensacola, on Pensacola Bay. Although chiefly residential, it has shipyards and waterfront industries.
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a city in Great Britain, in Lancashire until 1974, now in Cheshire. Located on the Mersey River near the Manchester Canal. Population, 163,800 (1974). Industries include metalworking and the production of leather goods. There are also cotton, chemical, and glass industries.
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1. an industrial town in NW England, in Warrington unitary authority, Cheshire on the River Mersey: dates from Roman times. Pop.: 80 661 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in NW England, in N Cheshire. Pop.: 193 200 (2003 est.). Area: 176 sq. km (68 sq. miles)
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