Little Neston

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Little Neston
Harp Inn, Little Neston (1).JPG
Harp Inn, Little Neston
Little Neston is located in Cheshire
Little Neston
Little Neston
Little Neston shown within Cheshire
Population 3,390 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ296764
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NESTON
Postcode district CH64
Dialling code 0151
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire
53°16′48″N 3°03′25″W / 53.280°N 3.057°W / 53.280; -3.057Coordinates: 53°16′48″N 3°03′25″W / 53.280°N 3.057°W / 53.280; -3.057

Little Neston is a residential village south of Neston and situated on the Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire, England. Little Neston is administratively part of Cheshire West and Chester and had a population of 3,390 at the 2001 Census.[1]

The settlement was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Little Nestone.[2]

View of the marsh, Little Neston

Together with Neston, it is a former mining village, with shafts dug out underneath the River Dee. The slag heaps from these mining operations were open to the public and locally known as the 'Black Hills'. In the last few years, however, they have been fenced off to allow sheep to graze.

The marshes of the River Dee are popular with bird watchers and horticulturalists because of the wide range of flora and fauna to be found in the area.

Lord Nelson's mistress, Emma Hamilton, was born in nearby Ness[3][4] and is remembered locally with the Lady Hamilton pub.

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  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: Little Neston". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 
  2. ^ "Cheshire (L-Z)". Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 
  3. ^ "Nelson and Lady Hamilton". National Museums Liverpool. 15 February 2005. Archived from the original on 25 September 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "The Story of Nelson and Emma". Icons: A Portrait of England. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 

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