Sandymoor Sunflowers
Sandymoor Sunflowers

The civil parish of Sandymoor was created in 2008 from a previously unparished area of Runcorn. Before the current housing estates were built, it was sparsely inhabited, being an area of farmland and marsh. Both Oxmoor and Sandymoor Woods appear on old maps.

There are records of two farms in the parish – Manor Farm and Keckwickford Farm. Both gave way to the development of Runcorn New Town in the 1960’s. Mark Olly, in his book ‘Celtic Warrington and Other Mysteries’, suggests that from his research into field names and records, ‘ridge and furrow’ farming techniques were used and that oxen, horses and other grazing animals were kept.

Keckwick Brook flows through the length of the parish. Keckwick Ford was the crossing point for Keckwick Brook and later the main Warrington to Runcorn Road passed through this point.

The population continues to rise as more houses are built. The parish now has a secondary school and a thriving community centre.

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