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Below are snippets from the history and heritage of Malpas

Clayhole Croft (2)

Clayhole Croft History — Have you ever wondered what the little piece of overgrown land is just below the Malpas Sports Club Ground on Wrexham Road.There is some interesting history attached to this triangular piece of land. Records indicate that the land started life as a clay hole and opposite used to stand a pair of timber-framed cottages, known as 'Clayhole Cottages', which....

Celia Fiennes

Celia's Story set in Stone.The Celia Fiennes Waymark in Back Lane, No Mans Heath, which has become known locally as 'The Monument', was unveiled on a very cold, wet and windy day in December 1998. It was commissioned to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the 'Great Journey' undertaken by a remarkable lady who, in the reign of William and Mary, travelled....

The Victoria Jubilee Hall

Buildings and Architecture— A guide to some of the buildings of Malpas. The Old Alport School HouseRichard Alport of Overton Hall left money to fund a charity school, which was built on Tilston Road in 1745, to educate the poor of Malpas in the "religious principles of the established church". The original Alport School, opened as a Bluecoat charity school,....

Tent logo

Malpas Fairs— Malpas Fairs have been held in Malpas for over 700 years.In 1281 King Edward 1st granted a charter to "Philip Burnel and to Isabel, his wife that they and their heirs shall have for ever a weekly market on Mondays at their manor of Maupus... and a fair in the same place to last for three days each year."The fairs mainly for buying and selling....

higher-wych Church

Now formally closed the church at Higher Wych, in south West Cheshire, close to the border of Shropshire and only metres away from Wales remains standing. The Methodist Church was built in 1879, having existed as a Society in various homes since 1814. When operating there were strong links with Bradley Congregational Chapel on....

hand pump

WATER SUPPLY FOR MALPAS— Sitting on top of a hill, the town of Malpas is not best placed for a water supply. However, there has long been a number of wells around the town and by the eighteenth century some of them had been fitted with hand pumps. In 1737 Thomas Parbutt was paid two shillings (10p) by the Malpas Highway Surveyors 'for cleansing the well' and in 1765 they....

Cross

Did you know that once upon a time you could pass either side of the Cross?— The first picture is obviously from a sketch so it could perhaps be deemed as artistic licence.Picture 2 is a photograph. This would seemingly suggesting that the highway went both sides of the Cross.However, it was an area where the market was held in the village, and the area was never....