Mobberley’s Photographic History

Mobberley’s location in the centre of Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’ of wealthy towns

Mobberley’s location in the centre of Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’ of wealthy towns

A little background on the village

The country village of Mobberley is situated in Cheshire about 10 miles south of Manchester and only a mile outside the market town of Knutsford and the picturesque Tatton Park estate.

The village has less than three thousand inhabitants and is a quintessential rural parish. It falls within George Osborne’s Tatton constituency which also includes other prosperous towns such as Wilmslow and Alderley Edge, whilst Manchester Airport is only a couple of miles away to the north.

The village is what’s known as a dormitory village as residents are known to make daily commutes to nearby towns and cities for work, Manchester being one.

A flourishing history

Mobberley is one of England’s oldest parishes. It has a flourishing history and was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as “Motburlege”. With this history in mind, let’s take a look at times gone by in the form of historic photographs, from the pre-war era right up to the 1960s and more recent times:

The Old Hall

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Photographs from www.mobberley.oneplacestudy.org

Mobberley Old Hall is a Grade II Jacobean building built in 1612. Surrounding the hall you’ll find extensive lawns and woodland, all enclosed by a traditional stone wall which dates back to the 17th century.  

Slade Cottages and Church Lane Junction

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Photographs from www.photomemorabilia.co.uk

The Hall Lane and Church Lane junction marks the geographical centre of Mobberley and is close to three country pubs: The Roebuck, The Bulls Head and The Church Inn.

Hart Cottage

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Photograph from www.mobberley.oneplacestudy.org 

The Old School House (closed in 1958)

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Photographs from www.mobberley.oneplacestudy.org

H.R Abbey & Son LTD on Town Lane (Now the veterinary surgery)

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Photograph from www.mobberley.oneplacestudy.org

Lead a Rural Lifestyle in Historic Cheshire

The county of Cheshire is home to some of the most affluent areas outside of London, including Mobberley which sits right in the heart of the ‘Cheshire Golden Triangle’. The village is not only a quaint rural community, it also benefits from excellent transportation links including the M6 Motorway and Manchester Airport, both just minutes away.

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

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