Handley & District Parish Council – Districts

The Cheshire parish of Handley and District is located in the vicinity of the A41, approximately seven miles south-east of the ancient Roman city of Chester. With a population of just over 300, the picturesque parish district consist of Handley, Chowley, Milton Green and Golborne David.


Handley is a quiet, picturesque village to the south of Chester, by-passed by the A41 and containing many historical buildings. The All Saints Anglican Church stands on a site used for Christian worship for over 900 years and continues to offer Christian worship. The Calveley Kitchen, built in 1636, was once a coaching inn. A few of the houses are “black and whites”, some with thatched roofs.


Chowley is mostly open countryside. Chowley Oak Business Park, a state of the art development by Bolesworth Estate, provides modern office facilities of varying sizes in this countryside setting.

Milton Green

Milton Green straddles the A41 with a varied style of houses including modern developments. The centre of the village contains a car dealership. There is also a small, high- quality food shop, café and antiques shop at the junction with Golborne David.

Golborne David

Golborne David is located adjacent to the A41 This rural area contains a number of farms and scattered dwellings some of which are listed.

Map shows Handley District including the villages of Chowley, Golborne David, Handley and Milton Green.