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Mobberley, Cheshire

Historical Description

Mobberley, a village and a parish in Cheshire. The village stands on a branch of the river Bollin, 3¼ miles ENE of Knutsford, and has a station on the Cheshire Lines railway and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Knutsford. The parish comprises 5206 acres; population of the civil parish, 1292; of the ecclesiastical, 1226. The manor belonged anciently to the Mobberleys. A Black priory was founded in 1206 by the Mobberleys, but was of short continuance. The manor house occupies the site of the priory. Mobberley Old Hall, Newton Hall, and Mobberley New Hall are chief residences. Th& living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester; gross value, s£655. The church was built in the 13th century, has a tower of 1533 erected by Sir John Talbot, comprises nave, aisles, chancel, and porch, and contains a carved oak screen, a piscina, sedilia, some ancient monuments, and a monumental tablet to Lieutenant Blakiston who fell at Sebastopol. It was thoroughly restored in 1893-94. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Ecclesiastical parishMobberley St. Wilfrid 
Poor Law unionAltrincham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyCheshire East
RegionNorth West
Postal districtWA16
Post TownKnutsford