Coordinates: 53°24′48″N 2°27′24″W / 53.413325°N 2.456658°W / 53.413325; -2.456658
, Hollins Green shown within Cheshire
OS grid reference
Rixton with Glazebrook
North West England
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Hollins Green is a village located on the eastern edge of Warrington, England close to the border of the City of Salford, as designated by Glaze Brook. The village contains under a thousand residential properties and the most recent significant increase in this number was the construction of Marsh Brook Close off School Lane. The village contains 2 pubs, the Red Lion and the Black Swan, as well as a post office. The local Community Hall is a well used facility by the village and the surrounding locality. The local pre-school is run from the Community Hall.
Some people refer to Hollins Green as "Rixton", which is the official name of the locality and is taken from the full parish name of "Rixton with Glazebrook".
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The village houses St Helen's CofE Primary School as well as the Pre-School. Children of Hollins Green generally attend Culcheth High School upon leaving St Helen's, as it is one of the feeder schools.
Hollins Green is served by the number 100 bus, provided by First Greater Manchester, travelling between Manchester Shudehill Interchange and Warrington Interchange. The 100 runs every hour towards the Trafford Centre and Manchester. Glazebrook railway station is within close reach of the village and can be used to commute to Manchester, Warrington and Liverpool. The station is served by Northern Rail
Rixton Clay Pits is located at the west of the village and is an old clay extraction site; it is now a nature reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Manchester Ship Canal runs across the southern border of the village, utilising a partial stretch of the River Mersey.
The village also contains a Brick Works, the moated site of Rixton Old Hall, Rixton New Hall, Ramswood Garden Centre, St Helen's Church (C of E) and churchyard (on an ancient circular site bordered by a footpath called 'The Weint'), a cross commemorating those killed in both world wars, a Methodist chapel, a blacksmith and a cemetery.
A five kilometre road race, the Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k, is held in the village on the first Saturday of June each year. Organised by Spectrum Striders Running Club, the course takes in country lanes through Hollins Green and Glazebrook and regularly attracts over 200 runners. The race forms part of the North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix series.