Woodbank, Cheshire

Woodbank, Cheshire

infobox UK place
country= England
official_name= Woodbank
map_type= Cheshire
latitude= 53.24935
longitude= -2.9672
shire_district= Chester
shire_county= Cheshire
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= City of Chester
post_town= CHESTER
postcode_district= CH1
postcode_area= CH
dial_code= 0151, 01244
os_grid_reference= SJ355729

Woodbank is a village and civil parish in the Chester District of Cheshire in northwest England. It is located on the Wirral Peninsula, about 6 miles northwest of the city of Chester.


Woodbank was a township in Shotwick Parish of the Wirral Hundred and included part of the nearby hamlet of Two Mills. The population was 48 in 1801, 64 in 1851, 72 in 1901 and 77 in 1951. [citeweb|url=http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/chs/woodbank.html|title=Cheshire Parishes: Woodbank|work=GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy|accessdate=23 August|accessyear=2007]


Woodbank is within the parliamentary constituency of the City of Chester, represented by the Labour MP Christine Russell. It is also part of the Puddington and District Parish Council.

It can be accessed via the A550, the A5117 and the A540 (a former toll road). There are two minor roads running through the area - Woodbank Lane and Shotwick Lane.

Woodbank consists of a Hall and a few houses as well as The Yacht Inn, which was built as a pub in about 1920. [citeweb|url=http://www.pub-explorer.com/cheshire/pub/yachitinnwoodbank.htm|title=The Yacht Inn|work=pub-explorer.com|accessdate=23 May|accessyear=2007]

The nearest train station can be found in Capenhurst, about 1.5 miles away. There is also a bus service which passes through the area hourly, running between West Kirby and Chester.


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