House on Moor Lane, Mancot
|Population||3,496 (2011 CensusWard)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
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. In 1849 the population of the village was 282.
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.
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.
- 2001 Census: Mancot, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 19 November 2007
- Lewis, Samuel (1849). A Topographical Dictionary of Wales. p. 186. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 26 May 2015.
- Mancot, Hawarden Community Council, archived from the original on 1 January 2009, retrieved 5 January 2009
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