Place:Mollington (near Chester), Cheshire, England

NameMollington (near Chester)
Alt namesMolintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 53
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.233°N 2.917°W
Located inCheshire, England     (1901 - )
See alsoChester Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1901-1974
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Mollington is a small village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, It is located two miles north of the city of Chester, with approximate boundaries formed by the A41 Liverpool-Chester trunk road and Shropshire Union Canal to the east and southeast, the A540 Wirral Peninsula trunk road (Parkgate Rd) to the south and west and the A5117 Dunkirk link road to the north. According to the 2001 census, the village has a population of 663. The total ward population, which includes the nearby settlements of Backford, Capenhurst, Ledsham and Wervin, was 2,077.

The village previously consisted of two separate settlements. Great Mollington was formerly known as Mollington Tarrant and was a township in the parish of Backford. It had a population of 111 in 1801, and 122 in 1851. Little Mollington (Mollington Banastre) was a township in the parish of Chester St. Mary-on-the-Hill in Wirral Hundred. Its population was previously 23 in 1801 and 16 in 1851. In 1901 both were incorporated into Mollington civil parish, with a combined population of 232 in 1901 and 335 in 1951.

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For history and data on Mollington prior to 1901, see Great Mollington and Little Mollington.

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