Faddiley

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Cooks Pit Farm is typical of the Victorian buildings of this area

Faddiley is a small village (at SJ 590 530) and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, Wales. The village is located 4 miles to the west of Nantwich. The parish also includes the small settlements of Larden Green and Woodhey or Woodhey Green, with a total population of a little over 150.[1] Nearby villages include Brindley, Burland, Chorley, Haughton and Ravensmoor.

Governance[edit]

Since 1967, Faddiley has been administered by the Brindley and Faddiley Parish Council, jointly with the adjacent civil parish of Brindley.[2][3]

Geography and transport[edit]

The A534 (Wrexham Road) runs east–west through the parish.

Demography[edit]

Woodhey Chapel

According to the 2001 census, the civil parish had a population of 163.[4] The historical population figures were 224 (1801), 314 (1851), 227 (1901) and 193 (1951).[1]

Places of worship[edit]

The grade-I-listed Woodhey Chapel is located near Woodhey Green. Formerly the chapel of the old Woodhey Hall, now demolished, it was built in around 1700 for the widow of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, the last baronet of Woodhey.[5][6]

Woodhey Methodist Chapel was a Wesleyan chapel founded in 1809. It was rebuilt at a different location in 1873, and closed in 1980.[1]

Sport[edit]

Faddiley have a football team that play in the Crewe Regional Sunday Football League. Faddiley FC were established back in 1968 where the village team played a series of friendlies over the next few years. Then in 1970 the team joined the Young Farmers League with farm teams from Shropshire and Cheshire participating, then in 1971 the club joined the Crewe Regional Sunday Football League where they still play to this day.

The club play at the back of the Goodwill Hall where the Parish Council have their meetings and is used for car boot sales once a month. The club have had varied success over the years...

League and Cup Honours

Division Two Champions - 1979/80

Division Two K.O. Cup Winners - 1988/89

Regional League 'Presidents Cup' Winners - 2001/02, Runners-Up 2002/03

Sportsmanship Award

Winners 2005/06, 2008/09, 2011/12 & 2013/14

In recent years the club has been in Division One where they have languished in bottom half of the table but last 2013-14 season the club finished in its highest position of 9th with a total of 33pts.

2014-2015 Season

The forthcoming season the club have signed a major deal with local Northwich firm Myprotien who have sponsored the clubs new strip. The club has gone back to the traditional claret and blue colours and have also have a new club crest which has the famous Oak tree that is on the halfway line at the ground.

Also the club have new goal posts installed after the previous wooden ones which were due to be replaced at the end of last season snapped in the clubs last game of the season against the Rising Sun FC. They snapped at the stroke of half time and with both teams locked at 2-2 and the Sun pushing for promotion the game carried on with rope acting as a crossbar. The game ended 4-3 to Faddiley who netted in the last minute to extinguish any chance of promotion for the Sun.

Other notable landmarks[edit]

Woodhey Cross

Woodhey Cross is a grade-II*-listed late medieval sandstone cross, which stands at a junction on Woodhey Lane, around 500 m east of Woodhey Chapel.[7]

Thatch Inn, Faddiley

The present Woodhey Hall is a grade-II-listed red-brick farmhouse, built around 1870 as part of the Tollemache Estate.[8]

The Thatch Inn public house is located on Wrexham Road in Faddiley village. Formerly the Tollemache Arms, the grade-II-listed black-and-white inn dates from the late 17th century.[9][10] The civil parish contains several other grade-II-listed timber-framed buildings dating from the 17th and early 18th centuries. These include Dragon's Cottage and Fingerpost Farmhouse on Wrexham Road,[11][12] Ivy Cottage on Holling Green Lane,[13] Botterleyhill on Springe Lane,[14] and the Old Cart House near Woodhey Hall, a former barn converted to residential use.[15][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Genuki: Faddiley (accessed 14 August 2007)
  2. ^ Latham, p. 137
  3. ^ Cheshire County Council: Parish Council Details: Brindley and Faddiley Parish Council (accessed 29 May 2008)
  4. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics: Faddiley CP (accessed 12 August 2007)
  5. ^ Images of England: Woodhey Chapel (accessed 14 February 2008)
  6. ^ Richards R. Old Cheshire Churches, pp. 367–369 (Batsford; 1947)
  7. ^ Images of England: Woodhey Cross, Woodhey Lane (accessed 14 February 2008)
  8. ^ Images of England: Woodhey Hall (accessed 14 February 2008)
  9. ^ Geograph: The Thatch Inn at Faddiley (accessed 15 August 2007)
  10. ^ Images of England: The Tollemache Arms (accessed 14 February 2008)
  11. ^ Images of England: Dragon's Cottage (accessed 14 February 2008)
  12. ^ Images of England: Fingerpost Farmhouse (accessed 14 February 2008)
  13. ^ Images of England: Ivy Cottage (accessed 14 February 2008)
  14. ^ Images of England: Botterleyhill (accessed 14 February 2008)
  15. ^ Images of England: Barn south of Woodhey Hall (accessed 14 February 2008)
  16. ^ Geograph: Old Cart House and Woodhey Hall (accessed 14 February 2008)

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Coordinates: 53°5′N 2°37′W / 53.083°N 2.617°W / 53.083; -2.617