This is the website of Hassall Parish Council, Cheshire. Included on this site you will find information about your Parish council, local news and activities. We hope that you find this site easy to use, up-to-date and informative. You are welcome to send your feedback, contributions and suggestions for the website to the Parish Clerk , Details can be found on the Contact Us page.
HASSALL PARISH DESIGN THE NEW CREST
We decided to have a go at our own design for the HPC Crest. The symbols that we have selected to represent Hassall and why are:-
- ‘Eteshale’ 1086 – In the infamous Doomsday Book of 1086 ‘Hassall’, as we now know it, was in existence but was known as ‘Eteshale’ which literally translated means ‘Witches Nook of Land’. Hopefully none of those are still knocking around the Parish but it places Hassall very firmly in the early roots of documented English history.
- Lodley ‘Unfinished’ Church – Became a local attraction in the eighteenth century but sadly is no longer in existence. It stood in Lodley near Hassall Hall, Lodley being one of 3 hamlets which historically form Hassall Parish (the others being Day Green and Hassall Moss). A description from the History of Sandbach published in 1899 can be read below.
- The Buzzard – Again referenced in the Doomsday Book of 1086, the Lord of Hassall or Eteshale (and it’s surrounds) at the time was a William Malbank and is specifically noted for having a Hawk’s Eyrie (Hawk being the generic term for Buzzard). We still have plenty of Buzzards around the Parish although possibly less rabbits as a consequence.
- Oak Tree – Cheshire is renowned for its Oak Trees and so it seemed fitting to include this as a reference on our Parish crest.
These symbols have been interpreted into a line drawing of our proposed Parish crest by local artist Bob Newns and made its debut on the new website and Newsletter.
Lodley Church 1836
To contact Hassall Parish Council please email the clerk, Mrs Ruth Burgess, on contact@Hassall-Parish-Council.org.uk or by telephone on 01270 875408.