Odd Rode

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Odd Rode
Bleeding Wolf Public House.jpg
The Bleeding Wolf public house, Odd Rode
Odd Rode is located in Cheshire
Odd Rode
Odd Rode
Location within Cheshire
Population5,442 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ830577
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtST7
Dialling code01270
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°06′58″N 2°15′14″W / 53.116°N 2.254°W / 53.116; -2.254Coordinates: 53°06′58″N 2°15′14″W / 53.116°N 2.254°W / 53.116; -2.254

Odd Rode is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It borders the Staffordshire parish of Kidsgrove,[2][3] and includes the settlements of:

The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 5,442.[4]

Of particular note in the area is Rode Hall, seat of the Wilbraham family.

There are three Anglican (CofE) churches in the parish: All Saints', Scholar Green; St. Luke's, Mow Cop; and The Church of the Good Shepherd, Rode Heath. The churches have long histories and host services and events throughout the year. The current incumbent priest is the Rev. Philip Atkinson.[citation needed]


"Rode" (Old English rod) means "(wood)land cleared for farming". There are several competing explanations of the meaning of "Odd": "Old";[5] "Odd" (Middle English odde) in the sense of "the third of three", i.e. to contrast this Rode with North Rode and Rode Heath; "Hood's" (Middle English hod), from the name of a 13th-century tenant of the manor; "Odda's", from an Old English forename.[6]

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  1. ^ "Welcome To Odd Rode Parish Council". Odd Rode Parish Council. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Countryside Access and Public Rights of Way". Staffordshire Country Council. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Interactive Mapping". Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester councils. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Key to English Place-names". The Institute for Name-Studies, Nottingham University. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  6. ^ Dodgson, J.M. (1970). The Place-Names of Cheshire. 2. p. 306. ASIN B000WXQYLY.