St Christopher's Church, Pott Shrigley
The village has a Church of England primary school with around 22 pupils. The school was founded in 1492 and celebrated its 500th anniversary in 1992.The Village Hall is owned and run by an independent charity. The majority of the village hall provides the accommodation for the school, whilst the church makes regular use of the village hall in the evening and at weekends. The Village Hall Social Club organises various social and fundraising events during the year, operates a members’ bar, and has recently established a very successful monthly community cinema.
Sir John de Shriggeley (died after 1403), a leading statesman and judge in late fourteenth century Ireland, who held office as Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, was the son of another John de Shriggeley, a Cheshire man who is thought to have taken his name from his birthplace, Pott Shrigley.
- Main article: Shrigley Hall
The village is most notable for Shrigley Hall a Grade II* listed building), It was originally a private residence of the Downes family of Shrigley & Worth for almost 500 years until the early 19th century.
In 1929 the hall and 260 acres of grounds were purchased by the Roman Catholic Salesian order to become the Salesian Missionary College. Some 2,000 boys were educated there by 1986, when the college closed due to growing running costs, falling vocations and decreasing missionary work.
In 1989 the hall was converted into a country club with an 18-hole golf course, leisure centre and a restaurant.
Sport and leisure
Pott Shrigley Village Green on Shrigley Road, just 1.2 acres in size, is a Queen Elizabeth II Field.
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- Pott Shrigley Parish Council
- Shrigley in 1848
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- "School website". http://www.pottshrigley.school.cheshire.org.uk/. Retrieved 2007-11-29.
- National Heritage List England no. 1232168: Salesian Missionary College (Historic England)
- Downes Family of Shrigley & Worth section of "Old historic families of the Northwest of England, Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Lancashire". http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/history/old-families2a.html. Retrieved 2007-11-30.
- "The Salesians 1929-1986". http://shrigleyassociation.org/salesians.htm. Retrieved 2007-11-30.
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