Pott Shrigley

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Pott Shrigley
Pott Shrigley is located in Cheshire
Pott Shrigley
Pott Shrigley
 Pott Shrigley shown within Cheshire
Population 220 [1]
OS grid reference SJ944791
Civil parish Pott Shrigley
Unitary authority Cheshire East
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MACCLESFIELD
Postcode district SK10
Dialling code 01625
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Macclesfield
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

Coordinates: 53°18′32″N 2°05′02″W / 53.309°N 2.084°W / 53.309; -2.084

Pott Shrigley is a small village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. According to the 2001 census, the civil parish and village has a population of 220.[1] The nearest town is Bollington to the southwest.

The village has a Church of England primary school with around 50 pupils. The school was founded in 1492 and celebrated its 500th anniversary in 1992.[2]

Shrigley Hall[edit]

Main article: Shrigley Hall

The village is most notable for Shrigley Hall a Grade II* listed building),[3] It was originally a private residence of the Downes family of Shrigley & Worth for almost 500 years until the early 19th century.[4]

Shrigley Hall in 2008

In 1929 the hall and 260 acres (105 ha) of grounds were purchased by the Catholic Salesian order to become the Salesian Missionary College. Some 2,000 boys were educated there by 1986, when the college closed due to growing running costs, falling vocations and decreasing missionary work.[5] In 1989 the hall was converted into a country club with an 18-hole golf course, leisure centre and a restaurant.[6]

Adjoining civil parishes are

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official 2001 census figures. Accessed 2007-06-11.
  2. ^ "School website". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  3. ^ English Heritage, "Salesian Missionary College (1232168)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Downes Family of Shrigley & Worth section of "Old historic families of the Northwest of England, Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Lancashire". Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  5. ^ "The Salesians 1929-1986". Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  6. ^ Overview, Puma Hotels, retrieved 27 November 2012 

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