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Kingsley, Cheshire

Kingsley

The Village Store and post office
Kingsley is located in Cheshire
Kingsley
Kingsley
 Kingsley shown within Cheshire
Population 2,026 (2001)
OS grid reference
Unitary authority Cheshire West and Chester
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Frodsham
Postcode district WA6
Dialling code 01928
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Weaver Vale
Website Kingsley website
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Cheshire

Kingsley is a civil parish and a village in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is approximately 5 miles south east of the town of Frodsham.

The village is home to two primary schools – St John's Church of England Primary School, and Kingsley Community Primary School.[1][2]

History

Kingsley is first listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Chingeslie" in the Roelau Hundred. The village is listed as having been held from Earl Hugh d'Avranches by a Saxon named Dunning. It has land for two ploughs, and home to five serfs, one villein, and three bordars. It also mentioned one and a half fisheries, four hays for roe deer, and a hawk's eyrie. The earl brought the woodland of one league long and one league wide into his forest.[3] The forest mentioned was the ancient forest of Mara and Mondrem which was greatly reduced in size subsequently and is now known as Delamere Forest.

In 1260, the village was listed as "Kingisleg". The name of the village ultimately derives from "king's lea" – the meadow of the king.[4]

The village was for a long time known for its independence, as shown in its early Quaker meeting house, as well as its siding with the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War.

Governance

Map of civil parish of Kingsley within the former borough of Vale Royal

Kingsley was a township in Frodsham ancient parish.[5] It was made a separate civil parish in 1866, having been made a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1853.[6] It was originally in Eddisbury Hundred, and after the reforms of the 19th century, became part of Runcorn Rural District. It was also in Runcorn Poor Law Union and Runcorn Sanitary District until 1974, and in the borough of Vale Royal from 1974 to 2009.[7]

Religion

Until the 19th century, the local parish church was that of St Lawrence, at Overton in nearby [4]

The current Methodist chapel, Hurst Methodist Chapel was built in 1871. In addition, between 1864 and 1967 the village was also home to Brookside Methodist Chapel.

Demography

Population

  • 1801: 661
  • 1851: 1067
  • 1901: 1066
  • 1951: 1503
  • 2001: 2026

Notable Residents

Transport

The nearest railway station is Delamere Railway Station, which is 3.1 miles away. Alternatively, there is Frodsham railway station which is 3.2 miles away.[9]

Kingsley Cricket Club

The Cricket Club has two senior teams playing in the Meller Braggins Cheshire Cricket League, a Sunday XI, and a midweek team (The Kingsley Knights) playing in the Chester and District Midweek Cricket League. The club has a thriving junior division and has U18, U15, U13, U11 and U9 squads all playing fixtures throughout the summer.

The Cricket Club welcomes anyone who would be interested in becoming involved in the club, be it as a player, coach, umpire, scorer, social member, or sponsor.[10]

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ "St John's primary school". www.kingsley-st-johns.cheshire.sch.uk. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Kingsley Community primary school". www.school-portal.co.uk. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Gibson, W., and Waterworth, A. W. (1975). page 109.
  4. ^ a b Scholes, R. (2000). pages 96–97.
  5. ^ Dunn, F. I. (1989). page 27.
  6. ^ Youngs, F. A. (1991). page 23.
  7. ^ Youngs, F. A. (1991). pages 4, 23, 877.
  8. ^ "Pupils support their marathon hero". Warrington Guardian. 23 April 2002. Retrieved 23 October 2008. 
  9. ^ Google Maps - 3.1 miles "Delamere Rail Station @53.228790,-2.666560"
  10. ^ "Kingsley Cricket Club". www.kingsley.play-cricket.com. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 

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