Mobberley

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Mobberley
St Wilfrid's Church.jpg
St. Wilfrid's Church, Mobberley
Mobberley is located in Cheshire
Mobberley
Mobberley
Mobberley shown within Cheshire
Population2,546 [1]
Unitary authority
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKnutsford
Postcode districtWA16
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire
53°18′48″N 2°19′35″W / 53.3134°N 2.3263°W / 53.3134; -2.3263Coordinates: 53°18′48″N 2°19′35″W / 53.3134°N 2.3263°W / 53.3134; -2.3263

Mobberley is a village in Cheshire, England, between Wilmslow and Knutsford, which in 2001 had a population of 2,546,[1] increasing to 3,050 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Mobberley railway station is on the Manchester to Chester line. Manchester Airport lies to the north of the village.

History[edit]

Mobberley is mentioned, as "Motburlege", in the Domesday Book of 1086. A priory was located here. Antrobus Hall was built in 1709.[citation needed]

Mobberley was the home of the Mallory family: George Mallory (1886–1924), a mountaineer who died attempting Mount Everest, and Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory (1892–1944), who was air commander for the Allied Invasion of Normandy during World War II were both born in Mobberley. Their father, The Rev. Herbert Leigh Mallory, was rector of Mobberley.[3][4][5]

The church was mainly constructed around 1245. It was originally dedicated to both St Wilfrid & St Mary although in recent years St Mary has been "dropped".

The Victory Hall was built in 1921 as a World War I memorial at a cost of £4,500 on a plot of three quarters of an acre given by Mr R O Leycester.[citation needed] It was officially opened on 30 December 1921 and was refurbished in 1992. It is also home to many village organisations including the Women's Institute, Village Society and playgroup and is a regular place for locals – and wider – to hold a variety of celebrations and meetings.[6]

Mobberley has seen much change in recent years: first the opening of the nearby M56 from Manchester to Chester and then the Second Runway at Manchester Airport. These developments have led to Mobberley becoming largely a dormitory village of Manchester. Mobberley is well served by pubs.[citation needed]

Mobberley appears in the opening chapter of the children's fantasy novel The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner.[7]

Sports[edit]

Mobberley has a cricket club which plays at Church Lane, in Division two of the Cheshire County Cricket League.[8] It has many teams including a first, second and third teams, and a junior section. The main sports currently in Mobberley are based at the Victory Hall Memorial Club – crown green bowls and snooker.

Notable people[edit]

  • George Mallory, English mountaineer, who died in his attempt to be the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest
  • Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Commander-in-Chief of RAF Fighter Command in World War II
  • Dave Dee, vocalist in 1960s hit recording group Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (formerly Dave Dee & The Bostons)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Census, 2001
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  3. ^ Morgan, Dave (20 August 2011). "Call to preserve home of mountaineering legend". Knutsford Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Trafford Leigh-Mallory". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/34483. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  6. ^ "History". Mobberley Victory Hall. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  7. ^ Garner, Alan (2010) [1960]. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (50th UK ed.). HarperCollins. ISBN 0007355211. At dawn one still October day in the long ago of the world, across the hill of Alderley, a farmer from Mobberley was riding to Macclesfield fair.
  8. ^ Mobberley County Cricket Club. Retrieval Date: October 12, 2007.

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