Mancot

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Mancot
House on Moor Lane - geograph.org.uk - 208725.jpg
House on Moor Lane, Mancot
Mancot is located in Flintshire
Mancot
Mancot
Mancot shown within Flintshire
Population 3,496 (2011 CensusWard)
OS grid reference SJ325665
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEESIDE
Postcode district CH5
Dialling code 01244
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Flintshire
53°11′28″N 3°00′40″W / 53.191°N 3.011°W / 53.191; -3.011Coordinates: 53°11′28″N 3°00′40″W / 53.191°N 3.011°W / 53.191; -3.011

Mancot is a village in south east Flintshire, Wales, approximately 1 mile from Queensferry, and Hawarden and 6 miles from Chester. According to the 2001 Census, Mancot had a population of 3,462.[1] In 1849 the population of the village was 282.[2]

Following reorganisation the population of Mancot was listed under Hawarden. The electoral ward remains giving a population taken at the 2011 Census of 3,496.[3]

The placename Mancot is believed to mean 'humble dwelling', with the earliest recorded reference to the village being in the late 13th century.[4]

Although now considered a village in its own right, Mancot was originally divided into three small hamlets consisting of Little Mancot, Big Mancot and Mancot Royal. Though these areas historically do not exist, they still are a feature on OS maps and the meteorological office databank

Mancot was earlier spelled with a double "tt" ending - Mancott.[2]

Village amenities include an Animal farm park, a post office, village hall, park and playing fields, bowling green, library, a newsagent, a veterinary clinic, a Presbyterian church, Sandycroft County Primary School and the White Bear public house. The post office closed is now closed and has been converted into a private dwelling. Mancot was also home to a Conservative club and later on a social club. The club itself was originally a peanut factory located in Hawarden way opposite a once thriving fish and chip shop known later on as "Fred's". During the second world war the club became a munitions factory producing bullets for the nearby RAF camp in Sealand. After the war it became a Conservative Club and a place for many Mancot villagers to socialise. It was well-known for its snooker tables and cabaret nights. Both the club and fish shop were demolished for housing.

The village is situated close to the Wales-England border.

Notable people born in the village include Dr. Neville Brown FRSA Psychologist and Lexicographer now of Lichfield who was born in Mancot Royal in 1935, the late football player and Wales manager Gary Speed, who was born there in 1969, fellow former Everton captain Kevin Ratcliffe, DJ Ian Evans, ex Sunderland A.F.C. legend Tony Norman and football player Ricky Evans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 Census: Mancot, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 19 November 2007 
  2. ^ a b Lewis, Samuel (1849). A Topographical Dictionary of Wales. p. 186. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Mancot, Hawarden Community Council, archived from the original on 1 January 2009, retrieved 5 January 2009 

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