Mickle Trafford


Mickle Trafford

Coordinates: 53°13′16″N 2°49′59″W / 53.22101°N 2.83293°W / 53.22101; -2.83293

Mickle Trafford
Mickle Trafford is located in Cheshire
Mickle Trafford

 Mickle Trafford shown within Cheshire
Population 1,831 (2001)
OS grid reference SJ444696
Parish Mickle Trafford
Unitary authority Cheshire West and Chester
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH2
Dialling code 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Ellesmere Port and Neston
List of places: UK • England • Cheshire

Mickle Trafford is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It includes the area known as Plemstall. In 2004 the population of the civil parish was estimated to be 2,140,[1] although the 2001 census recorded 1,831 people.[2] The A56 road from Chester to Warrington passes through the village and the Chester-Warrington railway line passes to immediately to its east.

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History

The only artifacts found from the prehistoric period are an arrowhead and a worked flake which were found in the nearby settlement of Hoole Village. The arrowhead is dated as coming from the Early Bronze to the Early Iron Age (2350 BC to 701 BC).[3] The Roman road from Chester to Wilderspool (near the present town of Warrington) passed through or near the village. It is likely that the road known as The Street, which passes to the northwest of the village, was the route of the Roman road. Finds of Roman coins, jewellery and pottery have been found in the village and nearby. There is also evidence of Roman practice camps in the nearby settlements of Hoole Village and Picton.[4] Mickle Trafford is not mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles[5] but a raised area in a marsh by the River Gowy, to the northeast of the present village, was known as the "Isle of Chester".[6] Here lived a hermit called Plegmund, who was later to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the area is now known as Plemstall, which means "Plegmund's holy place".[7]

Formerly a township in Plemstall Parish, Broxton Hundred, the population was 247 in 1801, 303 in 1851, 268 in 1901 and 348 in 1951.[8]

Landmarks and places of interest

St Peter's Church, Plemstall is a Grade I listed building[9] to the northeast of the village. On the lane leading to the church is St Plegmund's well. Other buildings in and around the village are listed Grade II. To the north of the village is Trafford Mill.[10][11] The other buildings are Mickle Trafford Manor,[12] Windsor Lodge,[13] Ivy Bank Farmhouse,[14] and a farm building associated with Ivy Bank Farmhouse.[15]

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Notes

Bibliography

  • Latham, Frank A. (ed.) (2005), Mickle Trafford, The Local History Group, ISBN 0 9551470 1 8 

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