Cooks Pit Farm is typical of the Victorian buildings of this area
Faddiley shown within Cheshire
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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, England. 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, being measured at 163 in the 2011 Census. Nearby villages include Brindley, Burland, Chorley, Haughton and Ravensmoor.
Geography and transport
The A534 (Wrexham Road) runs east–west through the parish.
Places of worship
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.
Woodhey Methodist Chapel was a Wesleyan chapel founded in 1809. It was rebuilt at a different location in 1873, and closed in 1980.
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
Division One K.O. Cup Winners – 2015/16
Winners 2005/06, 2008/09, 2011/12, 2013/14 & 2014/15
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.
The forthcoming season the club have signed a major deal with local Northwich firm Myprotein 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.
Faddiley had one of their best seasons in a long while and although they had a slow start to the league they eventually finished 4th in the league. The club netted over 100 league goals and altogether netted 136 in all league and cup games. As a result of the goal scoring prowess the club a record 15–0 win over Market Tavern and again put 13 (Divison Cup) and 10 more in the return league fixture past the Sandbach based club.
Faddiley enjoyed success in the Division One Cup where they made it to the final with some impressive wins against Market Tavern (13–2), Ocean (7–5) and Brunel Arms (3–0). The final was against local rivals Nantwich Young Farmers and took place at the Cumberland Arena in Crewe and it was Faddiley that ended out 4–1 winners to win their first cup since 2001/02. Faddiley took a 2–0 after 14 mins with goals from Andy Blud with a sweet volley and Ash Lawton netting after a defensive mix up and place the ball past the oncoming keeper. NYF pulled a goal back halfway though the first half with a scrambled goal but a well taken goal from Leigh Berrisford ensured that Faddiley went into half time 3-1.
The second half and it was NYF who came out of the blocks quickest and had a big spell where they dominated but failed to break a sturdy Faddiley defence and with minutes to go Faddiley made it 4–1 one with a well take goal by substitute Henry Wharton who drilled past the goalie with his first touch of the ball.
The club has new sponsors for the new season with Nantwich based firm Batherton Express who's name will be on their new University Gold & Black Nike strip and with the new sponsors will be in partnership with The Stroke Association.
Other notable landmarks
The present Woodhey Hall is a grade-II-listed red-brick farmhouse, built around 1870 as part of the Tollemache Estate.
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. 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, Ivy Cottage on Holling Green Lane, Botterleyhill on Springe Lane, and the Old Cart House near Woodhey Hall, a former barn converted to residential use.
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- Images of England: Woodhey Cross, Woodhey Lane (accessed 14 February 2008)
- Images of England: Woodhey Hall (accessed 14 February 2008)
- Geograph: The Thatch Inn at Faddiley (accessed 15 August 2007)
- Images of England: The Tollemache Arms (accessed 14 February 2008)
- Images of England: Dragon's Cottage (accessed 14 February 2008)
- Images of England: Fingerpost Farmhouse (accessed 14 February 2008)
- Images of England: Ivy Cottage (accessed 14 February 2008)
- Images of England: Botterleyhill (accessed 14 February 2008)
- Images of England: Barn south of Woodhey Hall (accessed 14 February 2008)
- Geograph: Old Cart House and Woodhey Hall (accessed 14 February 2008)
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