Little Bollington

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Little Bollington
Little Bollington - Swan With Two Nicks.jpg
The Swan With Two Nicks public house, Little Bollington
Little Bollington is located in Cheshire
Little Bollington
Little Bollington
Little Bollington shown within Cheshire
Population 162 [1]
OS grid reference SJ728867
Civil parish
  • Little Bollington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district WA14
Dialling code 0161
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
CheshireCoordinates: 53°22′34″N 2°24′32″W / 53.376°N 2.409°W / 53.376; -2.409

Little Bollington is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. The Bridgewater Canal runs through the western side and Dunham Park lies to the north east.

In 2001, the population was 162.[1] In place of a parish council, administration takes place via a parish meeting.[2]


At Fairy Brow in Little Bollington, there is evidence of Bronze Age activity. An archaeological dig by South Trafford Archaeological Group was carried out in 1983. The excavation uncovered an oval, Bronze Age burial pit. In the burial were cremated remains with a tanged knife, approximately 8 cm long; the remains were radio carbon dated to about 1500 BC, the knife was most likely contemporary.[3] According to the Domesday survey in 1086, the manor of Little Bollington was held by the Saxon thegn Aelfward and later by the Norman Hamon de Mascy. The northern part of Little Bollington was in the medieval parish of Bowdon.[4]


At the 2001 UK census, Little Bollington had a total population of 162. For every 100 females, there were 100 males. The average household size was 2.22.[1] Of those aged 16–74 in Little Bollington, 48.0% had no academic qualifications or one GCSE, similar to the figures for all of the former Borough of Macclesfield (35.6%) and England (45.5%).[5][6] According to the census, 0% were unemployed and 24.41% were economically inactive.[5] 9.88% of the population were under the age of 16 and 11.73% were aged 75 and over; the mean age of the people of Little Bollington was 47.83. 64.81% of residents described their health as 'good'.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Official 2001 Census Figures. Retrieval Date: 14 August 2007.
  2. ^ Macclesfield Parish Officers Details. Macclesfield Borough Website. Retrieval Date: 14 August 2007.
  3. ^ Pat Faulkner (2005). "Fairy Brow: Partial excavation of a bronze age barrow at Little Bollington". South Trafford Archaeological Group. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  4. ^ Nevell (1997), pp. 27-29.
  5. ^ a b "Little Bollington civil parish work and qualifications". Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Macclesfield borough qualifications". Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  7. ^ "Little Bollington civil parish census data". Retrieved 2007-09-24. 


External links[edit]

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