Over Peover and Snelson Village History

The village of Over Peover (Peover Superior) and Snelson are situated 5 miles south of the historic town of Knutsford in the county of Cheshire. This ancient parish is mentioned in the Domesday Book, the survey undertaken after the Norman Conquest, and dates back to Anglo Saxon times and before. The name Peover means Bright Stream or Shining Water and refers to The Peover Eye, the river which forms one of the parish boundaries. Today, Over Peover and Snelson are modern rural communities in a peaceful and attractive countryside environment. Boasting beautiful countryside, playing field, cricket club and the Snelson Common.

You can read more about the fascinating history of the village and Peover Hall in the book written by Barry Wienholt and John Mottershead and published to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 and in 2023.

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