Pictures of Shocklach
in the county of Cheshire
Shocklach is a small rural hamlet set beside a tributary of the River Dee between Wrexham and Nantwich. It is a lovely agricultural area of quiet lanes stringing together pretty villages where visitors can see a rich mix of ancient properties, interesting old water mills, and grand mansions.
One of the beauties of the village is the ancient parish church dedicated to St.Edith which is of 12th-century origin. The church lies in an isolated position a short walk away from the village centre. It is a calm, tranquil building which is well worth the effort of getting there.
The area is noted for the Earthworks of Shocklach Castle. The low 13th-century embanked platform stands against the slope of a brook, showing the remains of its wide defensive ditch. It is in a stunningly beautiful spot from which there are good views of the surrounding countryside.
This is a tight-knit community with a good tradition of welcome. The Bull Inn provides a pleasant place to relax, and there is a quiet caravan site in a peaceful location.
There is good fishing from the banks of the Dee, and the Shropshire Grand Union Canal offers fine tow paths to follow and good opportunities for boating.
Shocklach lies within easy reach of Peckforton Castle and Cholmondeley Castle and Gardens
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