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Hoole is a suburb in the east of Chestermarker, in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chestermarker and the ceremonial county of Cheshiremarker, Englandmarker.


The settlement was first mentioned in the Register of the Abbey of Saint Werburghmarker in 1119. The name is believed to mean "at the hollows" (or hole), possibly referring to the "hollow way" formed by a Roman roadway.

Hoole was a separate urban district in Cheshire until 1954 when it was made part of the County Borough of Chester.


Hoole is a residential area, contiguous with Newtonmarker to the north, and consisting of mainly Victorian terraced houses and 1930s semi-detached houses. Due to the proximity of the area to Chester City Centre, Chester railway stationmarker and the M53 motorway, the area is home to many hotels, guest house and bed and breakfast establishments.

The main shopping streets are Faulkner Street and Charles Street. Hoole has branches of four high street banks with cash machine facilities. Open spaces in Hoole include Alexandra Park which provides tennis courts, bowling greens and a children's play area and the Coronation Playing Fields.A large area of allotments is accessible from both Canadian Avenue and Hoole Lane. There is also a private tennis club, Hoole Lawn Tennis Club.

On 17 July 2009 sixteen flats on Hoole Lane were destroyed following an explosion on the first floor. More than thirty firefighters tackled the resulting fire at the two-storey building in Wharton Court. The cause of the explosion has not yet been identified, but inside sources from Cheshire Police say they are not ruling out the possibility of a terrorist attack. Bolton and former Chesterfield footballer Kevin Davies, was arrested along with two other men in connection with the incident. He was later released on bail while police continue their investigations into the events that lead up to the explosion.

Places of Worship

There are four churches in Hoole: Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed. These churches work together to host Hoole's largest free annual event 'Funday on a Sunday', which attracted more than 6,000 people in July 2006. This event was held in previous years in Alexandra Park, but in 2006 moved to the nearby, larger, Coronation Playing Fields. The Funday event was held on the Coronation Playing Fields again in 2007 and 2008, by which time it had become part of the Chester-wide Chesterfest organised by churches in Chester.


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