Kingsley, Cheshire


Kingsley, Cheshire

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Kingsley
static_

static_image_caption=The Village Store and post office
map_type= Cheshire
latitude= 53.2692
longitude= -2.6753
population = 2,026 (2001)
shire_district= Vale Royal
shire_county = Cheshire
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Weaver Vale
post_town= Frodsham
postcode_district = WA6
postcode_area= WA
dial_code= 01928
os_grid_reference= SJ550748
website= [http://www.kingsleyvillage.co.uk/ Parish website]

Kingsley is a civil parish and a village in in the Vale Royal district 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. [ [http://www.kingsleystjohnce.school.cheshire.org.uk/ St John's primary school.] www.kinsleyjohnce.school.cheshire.org.uk Retrieval Date: May 10, 2008] [ [http://www.school-portal.co.uk/Grouphomepage.asp?GroupId=71318 Kingsley Community primary school.] www.school-portal.co.uk Retrieval Date: May 10, 2008.]

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. [Gibson, W., and Waterworth, A. W. (1975). page 109.] 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.Scholes, R. (2000). pages 96–97.]

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

Kingsley was a township in Frodsham ancient parish. [Dunn, F. I. (1989). page 27.] It was made a separate civil parish in 1866, having been made a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1853. [Youngs, F. A. (1991). page 23.] It was originally in Eddisbury Hundred, and after the reforms of the nineteenth century, became part of Runcorn Rural District. It was also in Runcorn Poor Law Union and Runcorn Sanitary District. [Youngs, F. A. (1991). pages 4, 23, 877.]

Religion

Until the nineteenth century, the local parish church was that of St Lawrence, at Overton in nearby Frodsham. In 1851 the red sandstone Anglican church of St John the Evangelist was consecrated, having been built to a design of Giles Gilbert Scott, and in 1853 it became the village's parish church.

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 people from Kingsley

*David Edmonds

Culture and Arts

The Munkyfest music festival was held in Kingsley in 1999, 2000, 2005 and 2006. Kingsley also has a cricket club. [ [http://www.kingsley.play-cricket.com/ Kingsley Cricket Club.] www.kingsley.play-cricket.com Retrieval Date: May 10, 2008.]

Transport

The nearest railway station is Frodsham. [ [http://www.upmystreet.com/local/transport/l/Kingsley-15252.html Nearest transport facilities for Frodsham, Cheshire.] www.upmystreet.co.uk Retrieval Date: May 10, 2008.]

ee also

*Kingsley Castle

References

Notes

Bibliography

*cite book |last=Dunn |first=F. I. |year=1987|title=The ancient parishes, townships and chapelries of Cheshire|publisher=Cheshire Record Office and Cheshire Diocesan Record Office|location=Chester|isbn=0906758149
*cite book|first=W.|last=Gibson|coauthors=Waterworth, A.W.|date=1975|title=Kingsley: The story of a Cheshire village|publisher=K.C.A. Books|location=Kingsley, Cheshire, UK|isbn=978-0950453606
*cite book|title=Towns and villages of Britain: Cheshire|last=Scholes|first=R|publisher=Sigma Leisure|location=Wilmslow, Cheshie|isbn=1850586373
*cite book|last=Youngs |first=F. A. |year=1991 |title=Guide to the local administrative units of England. (Volume 1: Northern England) |location=London |publisher=Royal Historical Society |isbn=0861931270


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