Coordinates: 53°18′48″N 2°19′35″W / 53.3134°N 2.3263°W / 53.3134; -2.3263
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St Wilfrid's Church.jpg
St. Wilfrid's Church, Mobberley
Mobberley is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population2,546 [1]
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKnutsford
Postcode districtWA16
Dialling code01565
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
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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.[3]

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


Mobberley is mentioned, as Motburlege, in the Domesday Book of 1086. A priory was located here.

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

Hill House is a 17th-century black and white timbered framed house that was originally in Woodlane Mobberley. It was the home of the Bacon family. The house was deconstructed and rebuilt on Nursery Lane in Nether Alderley to avoid destruction by the building of the second runway at Manchester Airport.[4] The Grade-II-listed Hanson House, formerly the home of the Riddick family, was similarly relocated due to the runway construction, and is now on Moss Lane, Siddington.[5] 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.[6][7][8]

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.[9]

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 is mentioned in the opening chapter of the children's fantasy novel The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (1960) by Alan Garner.[10]


Mobberley has a cricket club which plays at Church Lane. The first team competes in Division two of the Cheshire County Cricket League;[11] it also has a second and third teams, and a junior section.

Crown green bowls and snooker are played at the Victory Hall Memorial Club.

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  1. ^ a b Census, 2001
  2. ^ "Mobberley Parish Council Website". Mobberley Parish Council. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Nether Alderley". Local List of Historic Buildings Supplementary Planning Document. Cheshire East Council.
  5. ^ "Manor house is rebuilt brick by brick at new site". Macclesfield Express.
  6. ^ Morgan, Dave (20 August 2011). "Call to preserve home of mountaineering legend". Knutsford Guardian. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  7. ^ Orange, Vincent (2004). "Trafford Leigh-Mallory". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/34483. Retrieved 24 February 2018. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  8. ^ "Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory". Air of Authority – A History of RAF Organisation. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  9. ^ "History". Mobberley Victory Hall. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  10. ^ Garner, Alan (2010) [1960]. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (50th UK ed.). HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0007355211. 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.
  11. ^ Mobberley County Cricket Club. Retrieval Date: October 12, 2007.
  12. ^ Pennington, Josh (11 June 2018). "The Queen's Cheshire representative David Briggs talks about his role". The Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  13. ^ "Making it work: An Interview with Sports Lawyer Chris Farnell". Market Watch. 28 October 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2021.

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