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Cooks Pit Farm Faddiley.jpg
Cooks Pit Farm is typical of the Victorian buildings of this area
Faddiley is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population163 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ590530
Civil parish
  • Faddiley
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCW5
Dialling code01270
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°04′34″N 2°36′40″W / 53.076°N 2.611°W / 53.076; -2.611Coordinates: 53°04′34″N 2°36′40″W / 53.076°N 2.611°W / 53.076; -2.611

Faddiley is a small village (at SJ 590 530) and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village is located 4 miles to the west of Nantwich. The parish also includes the small settlements of Larden Green and Woodhey or Woodhey Green, with a total population of a little over 150,[1] being measured at 163 in the 2011 Census.[2] Nearby villages include Brindley, Burland, Chorley, Haughton and Ravensmoor.


Since 1967, Faddiley has been administered by the Brindley and Faddiley Parish Council, jointly with the adjacent civil parish of Brindley.[3][4] From 1974 the civil parish was served by Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, which was succeeded on 1 April 2009 by the unitary authority of Cheshire East.[5] Faddiley falls in the parliamentary constituency of Eddisbury,[6] which has been represented by Antoinette Sandbach since 2015, after being represented by Stephen O'Brien (1999–2015).

Geography and transport[edit]

The A534 (Wrexham Road) runs east–west through the parish.


Woodhey Chapel

According to the 2001 census, the civil parish had a population of 163.[7] The historical population figures were 224 (1801), 314 (1851), 227 (1901) and 193 (1951).[1]

Places of worship[edit]

The grade-I-listed Woodhey Chapel is located near Woodhey Green. Formerly the chapel of the old Woodhey Hall, now demolished, it was built in around 1700 for the widow of Sir Thomas Wilbraham, the last baronet of Woodhey.[8][9]

Woodhey Methodist Chapel was a Wesleyan chapel founded in 1809. It was rebuilt at a different location in 1873, and closed in 1980.[1]

Other notable landmarks[edit]

Woodhey Cross

Woodhey Cross is a grade-II*-listed late medieval sandstone cross, which stands at a junction on Woodhey Lane, around 500 m east of Woodhey Chapel.[10]

Thatch Inn, Faddiley

The present Woodhey Hall is a grade-II-listed red-brick farmhouse, built around 1870 as part of the Tollemache Estate.[11]

The Thatch Inn public house is located on Wrexham Road in Faddiley village. Formerly the Tollemache Arms, the grade-II-listed black-and-white inn dates from the late 17th century.[12][13] The civil parish contains several other grade-II-listed timber-framed buildings dating from the 17th and early 18th centuries. These include Dragon's Cottage and Fingerpost Farmhouse on Wrexham Road,[14][15] Ivy Cottage on Holling Green Lane,[16] Botterleyhill on Springe Lane,[17] and the Old Cart House near Woodhey Hall, a former barn converted to residential use.[18][19]


Faddiley has a football team, established in 1968, which has played in the Crewe Regional Sunday Football League since 1971.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Genuki: Faddiley (accessed 14 August 2007)
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  3. ^ Latham, p. 137
  4. ^ Cheshire County Council: Parish Council Details: Brindley and Faddiley Parish Council[permanent dead link] (accessed 29 May 2008)
  5. ^ Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 Archived 17 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Cheshire East Council & Cheshire West and Chester Council: Interactive Mapping: Eddisbury (accessed 1 October 2016)
  7. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics: Faddiley CP (accessed 12 August 2007)
  8. ^ Images of England: Woodhey Chapel (accessed 14 February 2008)
  9. ^ Richards R. Old Cheshire Churches, pp. 367–369 (Batsford; 1947)
  10. ^ Images of England: Woodhey Cross, Woodhey Lane (accessed 14 February 2008)
  11. ^ Images of England: Woodhey Hall (accessed 14 February 2008)
  12. ^ Geograph: The Thatch Inn at Faddiley (accessed 15 August 2007)
  13. ^ Images of England: The Tollemache Arms (accessed 14 February 2008)
  14. ^ Images of England: Dragon's Cottage (accessed 14 February 2008)
  15. ^ Images of England: Fingerpost Farmhouse (accessed 14 February 2008)
  16. ^ Images of England: Ivy Cottage (accessed 14 February 2008)
  17. ^ Images of England: Botterleyhill (accessed 14 February 2008)
  18. ^ Images of England: Barn south of Woodhey Hall (accessed 14 February 2008)
  19. ^ Geograph: Old Cart House and Woodhey Hall (accessed 14 February 2008)


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