is a picturesque village in Warrington, Cheshire. It is situated along the beautiful Bridgewater Canal.

According to the 2001 UK census, the population of the entire civil parish was 9,377.

Grappenhall is mentioned in the Doomsday Book under the name Gropenhale, which states it to be worth five shillings.

St Wilfrid’s Church is in the centre of the village on a traditional cobbled street and has a carving of a cat on the west face of the tower. This is believed to be Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for the grinning Cheshire Cat in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The church itself was first constructed in 1120, though was rebuilt 400 years later. The church was also, at a time, in the possession of the Boidelle (Boydell) family.

Along with the church, the centre of the village contains two village pubs that both serve good food and provide a welcoming atmosphere. The Rams Head and The Parr Arms. There is also a thriving Community Centre just outside of the centre.

St. Wilfrids Primary School is also in the centre of the village.

There are two other Grappenhall Primary schools just outside the village centre. Bradshaw Primary School and Grappenhall Heyes Primary School.

Parts of the Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes were filmed in the centre of Grappenhall.

Grappenhall is easily accessible by road being close to the motorway network.

The Schools feed Lymm High School and other good high schools in the area, but check this as feeder schools and areas can change.

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Bridgewater Canal, Grappenhall