Rostherne

Rostherne is a civil parish and village in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England (grid reference SJ743835).

Rostherne
Rostherne - Saint Mary's Church.jpg
Saint Mary's Church, Rostherne
Rostherne is located in Cheshire
Rostherne
Rostherne
Location within Cheshire
OS grid referenceSJ744837
Civil parish
  • Rostherne
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKNUTSFORD
Postcode districtWA16
Dialling code01565
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire
53°21′00″N 2°22′59″W / 53.350°N 2.383°W / 53.350; -2.383Coordinates: 53°21′00″N 2°22′59″W / 53.350°N 2.383°W / 53.350; -2.383

To the north of the village is Rostherne Mere and to the south is Tatton Park. The A556 road passes to its west.

HistoryEdit

In the 11th century Rostherene was called Rodestorne, said to mean the Lake of the Holy Cross, from the Anglo-Saxon Rodes, meaning cross and the northern word torne or tarne meaning lake. At the time of the Domesday Book the parish belonged to Gilbert de Venables, Baron of Kinderton, who displaced Ulviet the Saxon as owner of the lands, although there was then only one rateable field in the parish, one team and two acres of wood, the whole only being worth four shillings a year. By 1286 almost all of Rostherne had become part of the Tatton estate, having been sold to Massey of Tatton, except for a portion retained by the Leghs.[1]

BuildingsEdit

St Mary's Church, Rostherne, is a Grade I listed building,[2] whose rectory was for many centuries in the possession of the Leighs of West Hall, High Legh.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Michael Wrigley (1924-1995), first-class cricketer, British Army officer and civil servant

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Manchester Faces and Places. Manchester: JG Hammond & Co Ltd. October 1894. pp. 5–6.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary, Rostherne  (Grade I) (1230301)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 September 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Rostherne at Wikimedia Commons