Mancot

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Mancot
Mancot is located in Flintshire
Mancot
Mancot
 Mancot shown within Flintshire
Population 3,462 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ325665
Principal area Flintshire
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEESIDE
Postcode district CH5
Dialling code 01244
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Alyn and Deeside
Welsh Assembly Alyn and Deeside
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire

Coordinates: 53°11′28″N 3°00′40″W / 53.191°N 3.011°W / 53.191; -3.011

Mancot is a village in south east Flintshire, Wales, approximately 1 mile from Queensferry, and Hawarden and 6 miles from Chester. According to the 2001 Census, Mancot had a population of 3,462.[1] In 1849 the population of the village was 282.[2]

The placename Mancot is believed to mean 'humble dwelling', with the earliest recorded reference to the village being in the late 13th century.[3]

Mancot was earlier spelled with a double "tt" ending - Mancott. [2]

Village amenities include an Animal farm park, a post office, village hall, park and playing fields, bowling green, library, a newsagent, a veterinary clinic, a Presbyterian church, Sandycroft County Primary School and the White Bear public house.

The village is situated close to the Wales-England border.

Notable people born in the village include the late football player and Wales manager Gary Speed, who was born there in 1969, fellow former Everton captain Kevin Ratcliffe, DJ Ian Evans and football player Ricky Evans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Mancot, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 19 November 2007 
  2. ^ a b Lewis, Samuel (1849). A Topographical Dictionary of Wales. p. 186. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Mancot, Hawarden Community Council, retrieved 5 January 2009 

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