Mobberley

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Mobberley
Mobberley is located in Cheshire
Mobberley
Mobberley
 Mobberley shown within Cheshire
Population 2,546 [1]
Unitary authority Cheshire East
Shire county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Knutsford
Postcode district WA16
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

Coordinates: 53°19′27″N 2°18′38″W / 53.3241°N 2.3106°W / 53.3241; -2.3106

Mobberley is a semi-rural village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, situated between Wilmslow and Knutsford. Mobberley railway station lies on the Manchester to Northwich and Chester line and was opened on 12 May 1862 by the Cheshire Midland Railway which was absorbed by the Cheshire Lines Committee on 15 August 1867. Manchester Airport is located to the north, although part of Runway 2 is within the parish boundaries. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 2,546.[1] Mobberley has an annual Rose Queen Festival, where a villager is crowned 'Rose Queen' and there are many other characters taken part in by adults and other children. It was started by Lily Green and the first Queen was Mary Richards. It is ever popular to this day (this year's Rose Queen was Daisy Fogg), despite a brief pause during the second world war.

History[edit]

Mobberley is mentioned as "Motburlege", in the Domesday Book of 1086. A priory was located here. Antrobus Hall was built in 1709.[citation needed]

Mobberley is best known as the home of the Mallory family: George Mallory (1886–1924), a mountaineer who died attempting Mount Everest, and Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory (1892–1944), who was air commander for the Allied Invasion of Normandy during World War II were both born in Mobberley. Their father, The Rev. Herbert Leigh Mallory, was rector of Mobberley.[2][3][4]

The church was mainly constructed around 1245. It was until recently dedicated to both St Wilfrid & St Mary although in recent years St Mary has been "dropped". The Victory Hall was built in 1921 at a cost of £4,500 on a plot of three quarters of an acre given by Mr R O Leycester.[citation needed]

Mobberley has seen a lot of change demographically in recent years, first the opening of the nearby M56 from Manchester to Chester and then the second, lightly used, runway at Manchester airport. This has led to Mobberley becoming largely a dormitory village of Manchester. Mobberley is well covered by pubs.[citation needed]

Mobberley plays a key role in the children's fantasy novel The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner.

Sports[edit]

Mobberley has a cricket club which plays at Church Lane, in Division two of the Cheshire County Cricket League.[5] It has many teams including a first, second and third teams, and a junior section. There is also a 9-hole golf course.

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