a village in Cheshire, England
This is not an official website for Ashton Hayes but has been compiled for my own information and interest. It has been published since 1999, I hope that other people will find it useful.
We now have an official Ashton Hayes Parish Council Webpage with news, information and videos.
There is also information about the village at Wikipedia
Hayes is aiming to be England's first carbon neutral village.
Cheshire now has its own broadband television channel The Cheshire Channel
Here are a few of my own photographs taken in Ashton Hayes
You can see a detailed street view of the village at British Streets
There are several listed buildings in the village. Go to The List :National Heritage List for England (NHLE): official and up to date database of nationally designated heritage assets and search under Ashton Hayes
Hayes is part of the parish of Ashton Hayes which includes Ashton
cum Peel. It is situated about 7 miles from Chester and is
close to Delamere
village is about five miles from Chester
and is close to
Delamere Forest. Here are some photographs
of the Forest. There are several pleasant
walks in the area including the Sandstone
By entering a town or postcode at the Visit Woods website you can find publicly accessible woods in the area
village is mentioned in the Domesday
Book. Its entry roughly translated is:
can now search and download images online for a small fee at the
National Archives Domesday
A mediaeval pottery kiln was found in the garden den of Smithy House, Ashton in October 1933 See See Wikipedia Article
In the eleventh century, the manor was held by the Vernon family. The Mainwaring family owned it in the thirteenth century and it passed through the female line to the Trussel family. Again, through the female line, it passed to John de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford in the sixteenth century. In about 1579/80, his heir, the 7th Earl sold Ashton to Sir Christopher Hatton.
It then passed through various owners but was bought in the early nineteenth century by Booth Grey who sold it to William Atkinson in the 1840s .
Atkinson donated the money to build the
village church which was erected in 1848 and consecrated in
1849. Two Methodist chapels were also erected in the mid
nineteenth century, a Wesleyan chapel and a Primitive Methodist
chapel, although only one remains today.
In 1923, the estate was sold by auction by the then owner Roger Charlton-Parr .Many of the plots seem to have been bought by their sitting tenants with the majority being acquired by Major Ernest Johnson who had rented the house and much of the land.
The population of the village more than
doubled in the 1960s when new housing estates were
The Ashton Hayes Parish Plan 2009 has some very useful background information, including some fascinating memories of the village in the 1900s by a local resident
Note that there are fourteen men who died in the Great War. According to the Census, in 1911 the entire population of the village was only 421.
This is a modern Map of Ashton Hayes.
You can see an 1881 map at Old Maps. This map and other maps of Cheshire can be found via the site's County Gazetteer.
If you download Google Earth, you can see the village in detail
National and local information and services can be found at Gov.UK the official government website for citizens
You can report, view or discuss local problems at Fix My Street
Telephone directory enquiries are obtainable via the BT Online Telephone Directory
For a local weather forecast, go to the BBC Weather Centre and enter your postcode.
Unlocking Innovation: UK data online: enter your postcode to find tools and information about your local area using government data
Ashton Hayes has a well stocked Community Shop
The local pub, the Golden Lion has unfortunately been closed for some time. However strenuous efforts are on hand to buy it for the community Details can be found at Ashton Hayes Community Hub Save the Golden Lion
local amenities can be found in Ashton Hayes's nearest neighbour
shops, pubs, businesses and services can be found in the larger
neighbouring village of Kelsall
accidents and emergencies, the nearest hospital is the Countess
of Chester but the Tarporley
War Memorial Hospital has a 24-hour 7-day minor
injuries service run by nurses, with support from GPs when they
are in the hospital.
The Cheshire Fire Service Website: has information and safety tips
Ashton Hayes is in the Eddisbury Parliamentary Constituency. The Member of Parliament is Antoinette Sandbach. Her website includes information about the Eddisbury Constituency, and contact details
The nearest vet is The Firs Veterinary Surgery. Dog Lane, Kelsall. (01829 751500)
Find out about local crime statistics and see crime maps by entering your postcode at the Police.UK site The West Cheshire Rural Police Team publish a monthly newsletter, covering Kelsall, Tarvin, Mouldsworth and Ashton Hayes
The Woodland Trust has planted a wood at Wheeldon Copse, Alvanley, not far from Ashton Hayes. While the young trees were growing there was a Wild Flower Meadow on the site. For those interested in local wildlife, the Cheshire Wildlife Trust: is a good source of information
is a rail connection to Manchester and Chester at Mouldsworth
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