Coordinates: 53°11′06″N 2°50′17″W / 53.185°N 2.838°W / 53.185; -2.838

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The pumphouse in the centre of the village
Christleton is located in Cheshire

 Christleton shown within Cheshire
Population 2,112 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ440657
Parish Christleton
Unitary authority Cheshire West and Chester
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH3
Dialling code 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament City of Chester
List of places: UK • England • Cheshire

Christleton is a small village and civil parish on the outskirts of Chester in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The 2001 Census recorded a population for the entire civil parish of 2,112.[1] The Shropshire Union Canal (originally Chester Canal) passes through the village. There is also a large pond situated by the village widely known as "Christleton Pit" which attracts children from the village and surrounding areas due to the abundance of wildlife, swans, and ducks.

Its history can be traced with certainty to the Domesday Book, which contains an entry for Christletone, though there is evidence of earlier occupation.

The Anglican church is dedicated to St James and the current building was designed by William Butterfield and was consecrated in 1877. The church's continuous list of clergy dates back to 1215. Christleton Old Hall is a former country house in the village and a Grade II* listed building.

It also has a large comprehensive high school, called Christleton High School, and a smaller primary school. It also has a branch of The College of Law based in Christleton Hall The village's amenities include a sports centre and swimming pool, a newsagent shop, Women's institute (now used for alternative means) and local pubs the Ring O Bells, the Cheshire Cat and The Plough. It has been the best kept village in Cheshire in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Christleton FC play in West Cheshire League

Famous people

  • Lt. Colonel John Dolphin CBE was born in Christleton in October 1, 1905(1905-10-01) and was an engineer and inventor who became the Commanding Officer of the top secret World War II Special Operations Executive (SOE) 'Station IX'.


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