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Cheshire
Image:EnglandCheshire.png
Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region North West England
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 25th
2,343 km² (904.6 sq mi)
Ranked 25th
2,083 km² (804.3 sq mi)
Admin HQ Chester
ISO 3166-2 GB-CHS
ONS code 13
NUTS 3 UKD22
Demographics
Population
- Total (2006 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 19th
999,800
427/km² (1,105.9/sq mi)
Ranked 14th
686,300
Ethnicity 98.3% White, 1.7% Other.
Politics

Cheshire County Council
http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/
Executive Conservative
Members of Parliament
Districts
Image:Cheshire Ceremonial Numbered.png
  1. Ellesmere Port and Neston
  2. Chester
  3. Crewe and Nantwich
  4. Congleton
  5. Macclesfield
  6. Vale Royal
  7. Halton (Unitary)
  8. Warrington (Unitary)

Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a county in North West England. The county town, and the location of the county council, is the city of Chester[2], although Cheshire's largest town in terms of size and population is Warrington. Other major towns include Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Northwich, and Wilmslow[3]. The county is bordered by Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south, Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales to the west. Cheshire is Cheshire, a county in England -- The source name of other Cheshire names In the United States - Cheshire, Connecticut Cheshire, Massachusetts Cheshire, Ohio The Cheshire Cat is a character in Alice in Wonderland Cheshire cheese is a traditional cheese produced in Cheshire, England. ... map of admin county File links The following pages link to this file: Cheshire Categories: GFDL images ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... North West England is one of the nine regions of England. ... Area is the measure of how much exposed area any two dimensional object has. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Area. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... This is a List of Administrative shire counties of England by Area, that is to say Administrative counties with a two-tier County council structure, not including Administrative counties which are Unitary Authorities. ... , For the larger local government district, see Chester (district). ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Population - 2002 mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics, unrounded figures published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the Entitlement Notification Reports for Revenue Support Grants [1]. See also: List of Administrative shire counties of... This is a list of non-metropolitan counties of England by population. ... Arms of Cheshire County Council. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Gwyneth Dunwoody (born in Fulham, London, December 12, 1930, as Gwyneth Patricia Phillips), is the longest-serving woman Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, having been the Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Exeter between 1966 and 1970, then MP for Parliamentary Constituency of Crewe from February... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Michael Thomas Hall (born 20 September 1952, Ashton-under-Lyne) is a British politician. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... For Helen Mary Jones, member of the National Assembly for Wales, please see Helen Mary Jones. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Andrew Peter Miller (born 23 March 1949) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and is Labour member of Parliament for Ellesmere Port and Neston. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Stephen Rothwell OBrien (born 1 April 1957) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... George Gideon Oliver Osborne (born 23 May 1971 in London) is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom, and has been Member of Parliament for Tatton since 2001. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Christine Margaret Russell, née Carr (born 25 March 1945, Holbeach) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Helen Mary Southworth (born November 13, 1956, Preston) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... John Derek Twigg (born 9 July 1959, Widnes) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Lady Jane Ann Winterton (born March 6, 1941 as Jane Ann Hodgson in Sutton Coldfield) is the British Member of Parliament for Congleton, and was first elected as a Conservative MP in 1983. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Sir Nicholas Raymond Winterton, (born March 31, 1938, Rugeley, Staffordshire) is a British politician, and Conservative Member of Parliament for Macclesfield. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Districts in the Ceremonial County of Cheshire. ... Ellesmere Port and Neston is a local government district, borough and parliamentary constituency in Cheshire, England. ... Chester is a local government district in Cheshire, North West England, with the status of a city. ... Crewe and Nantwich is one of six local government districts in the administrative county of Cheshire, England. ... Congleton is a local government district and borough in Cheshire, in North West England. ... Macclesfield is a local government district, borough and parliamentary constituency in Cheshire England. ... Vale Royal is a local government district and borough in Cheshire, North West England. ... Halton is a borough in North West England, administered by a unitary authority. ... This article is about the town and Unitary Authority in the north-west of England. ... The traditional counties as usually portrayed. ... North West England is one of the nine regions of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... Historically, city status in England and Wales was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... , For the larger local government district, see Chester (district). ... This article is about the town and Unitary Authority in the north-west of England. ... , Congleton Town Hall Congleton is a town and civil parish in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Dane, and to the west of the Macclesfield Canal. ... Map sources for Crewe at grid reference SJ705557 Crewe is a town in south Cheshire, in the north west of England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the town in England. ... , Macclesfield is a market town in Cheshire, England with a population of about 50,688 (2001 census for Macclesfield urban sub-area). ... Northwich is a wich town in Cheshire, England. ... Wilmslow is a town in the Borough of Macclesfield in Cheshire, England. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... Flintshire (Welsh: ) is a principal area and county in north-east Wales. ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ... This article is about the country. ...


The ceremonial county has an overall area of 2,343 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 993,200. The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ...


The county is mostly rural with a number of small towns and villages that support an agricultural industry. It is historically famous for the production of Cheshire cheese [4], salt, bulk chemicals and the weaving of silk. Country of origin England Region, town Cheshire Source of milk Cows Pasteurized Frequently Texture hard crumbly Aging time 4-8 weeks depending on variety Certification No Cheshire [] (IPA) cheese is a dense and crumbly cheese produced in Cheshire, England, and the neighbouring counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire, Staffordshire, and Shropshire. ...

Contents

History

Main article: History of Cheshire

Cheshire in the Domesday Book was recorded as a larger county than it is today. It included two hundreds which later became part of Wales: Atiscross and Exestan.[5] The area in between the Mersey and Ribble (referred to in the Domesday Book as "Inter Ripam et Mersham") formed part of the returns for Cheshire.[6][7] Although some have taken this to mean that, at this time, south Lancashire was part of Cheshire,[7][8] more exhaustive research indicates that the boundary between Cheshire and what was to become Lancashire remained the river Mersey.[9][10][11] With minor variations in spelling across sources, the complete list of hundreds of Cheshire at this time are: Atiscross, Bochelau, Chester, Dudestan, Exestan, Hamestan, Middlewich, Riseton, Roelau, Tunendune, Warmundestrou, and Wilaveston.[12] Cheshire in the Domesday Book was recorded as a much larger county than it is today. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... A hundred is an administrative division, frequently used in Europe and New England, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... This article is about the country. ... The River Mersey is a river in the north west of England. ... The River Ribble is a river that runs through North Yorkshire and Lancashire, in the North of England. ... The River Mersey is a river in the north west of England. ... The Hundreds of Cheshire, as with other Hundreds in England were the geographic divisions of Cheshire for for administrative, military and judicial purposes. ...



In 1182 the land north of the Mersey became administered as part of the new county of Lancashire, thus resolving any uncertainty about the county in which the land "Inter Ripam et Mersham" was.[13]. Over the years the ten hundreds consolidated and changed names to leave just seven — Broxton, Bucklow, Eddisbury, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Northwich, and Wirral[14]. Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... The Hundred of Wirral is the ancient administrative area for The Wirral Penisular. ...


Through the Local Government Act 1972 which came into effect in 1974, some areas in the north west became part of the metropolitan counties of Greater Manchester and Merseyside[15]. Stockport (previously a county borough), Hyde, Dukinfield and Stalybridge in the north-east became part of Greater Manchester. Much of the Wirral Peninsula in the north-west, including the county boroughs of Birkenhead and Wallasey, joined Merseyside. At the same time the Tintwistle Rural District was transferred to Derbyshire. The area of Lancashire south of the Merseyside/Greater Manchester area, including Widnes and the county borough of Warrington was added to the new non-metropolitan county of Cheshire[16]. Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... Stockport is a large town in the north west of England. ... Hyde refers to: // Persons named Hyde Last name Hyde Anne Hyde (1637–1671), English noblewoman, mother of two British queens, Mary II and Anne Arthur M. Hyde (1877–1947), American politician, Governor of Missouri, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture DeWitt S. Hyde (1909–1987), American politician, congressman from Maryland (1953... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Statistics Population: 22,568 (2001 Census) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ963985 Administration District: Tameside Metropolitan county: Greater Manchester Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Greater Manchester Historic county: Cheshire / Lancashire Services Police force: Greater Manchester Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: North... Map showing the location of the Wirral at grid reference SJ285850 Wirral or The Wirral (IPA: [wɪɹəɫ]) is a peninsula in the north west of England, bounded by the River Dee to the west and the River Mersey to the east. ... The rural district of Tintwistle was a rural district in Cheshire, England from 1894 to 1974. ... , Widnes is an industrial town within the borough of Halton, in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, with an urban area population of 57,663 in 2004. ... This article is about the town and Unitary Authority in the north-west of England. ...


Halton and Warrington became unitary authorities independent of Cheshire County Council on 1 April 1998, but remain part of Cheshire for ceremonial purposes, as well as fire and policing[17]. Halton is a borough in North West England, administered by a unitary authority. ... This article is about the town and Unitary Authority in the north-west of England. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


A referendum for a further local government reform connected with an elected regional assembly was planned for 2004, but was abandoned - Regional Assembly is a title which has universally been adopted by the English bodies established as regional chambers under the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998. ...

See also: Northern England referendum, 2004).

As part of a 2002 marketing campaign, the plant conservation charity Plantlife chose the cuckooflower as the county flower. The three northern regions. ... Plantlife is a U.K. plant conservation charity. ... Binomial name Cardamine pratensis L. Cardamine pratensis (Cuckoo Flower or Ladys Smock), is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae, native throughout most of Europe and western Asia. ... A county flower is a flowering plant chosen to symbolise a county. ...


Buildings and structures

Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street

Prehistoric burial grounds can be found at The Bridestones, near Congleton (Neolithic) and Robin Hood's Tump, near Alpraham (Bronze Age).[18] The remains of Iron Age hill forts are found on sandstone ridges at several locations in Cheshire. Examples include Maiden Castle on Bickerton Hill, Helsby Hillfort and Woodhouse Hillfort at Frodsham. The Roman fortress and walls of Chester, perhaps the earliest building works in Cheshire remaining above ground, are constructed from purple-grey sandstone.[19] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 639 KB) Summary 46 & 48 High Street, Nantwich Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 639 KB) Summary 46 & 48 High Street, Nantwich Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Bridestones The Bridestones consist of a chambered cairn, built in the Neolithic Stone Age, near Congleton, Cheshire, United Kingdom. ... , Congleton Town Hall Congleton is a town and civil parish in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Dane, and to the west of the Macclesfield Canal. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ... Alpraham is a village and civil parish in the Crewe and Nantwich district of Cheshire, England. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... A hill fort is a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for military advantage. ... Northern Bickerton Hill, with Muskets Hole crags Heathland on the summit of the southern Bickerton Hill Rampart of Maiden Castle Bickerton Hill refers to two low red sandstone hills in West Cheshire. ... Helsby is a village and civil parish with a population of approximately 4700 in the borough of Vale Royal which is in the county of Cheshire in the North West of England. ... Frodsham from Frodsham Hill , Frodsham is a market town in the borough of Vale Royal, Cheshire in North West England. ... , For the larger local government district, see Chester (district). ...


The distinctive local red sandstone has been used for many monumental and ecclesiastical buildings throughout the county, for example, the medieval Beeston Castle, Chester Cathedral and numerous parish churches. Occasional residential and industrial buildings, such as Helsby Station, Helsby (1849) are also in this sandstone. Beeston Castle is a castle in Beeston, Cheshire, England. ... Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral, mother church for the Diocese of Chester, north-west England. ... Helsby is a village and civil parish with a population of approximately 4700 in the borough of Vale Royal which is in the county of Cheshire in the North West of England. ...


Many surviving buildings from the 15th to 17th centuries are timbered, particularly in the southern part of the county. Notable examples include the moated manor house Little Moreton Hall, dating from around 1450, and many commercial and residential buildings in Chester, Nantwich and surrounding villages. Little Moreton Hall is a manor house in Congleton, Cheshire. ... Nantwich is a market town in south Cheshire, England, in the Borough and parliamentary constituency of Crewe and Nantwich. ...


Early brick buildings include Peover Hall, near Macclesfield (1585), Tattenhall Hall (pre-1622) and Pied Bull Hotel in Chester (17th C). From the 18th century, orange, red or brown brick became the predominant building material used in Cheshire, although earlier buildings are often faced or dressed with stone. Examples from the Victorian period onwards often employ distinctive brick detailing, such as brick patterning and ornate chimney stacks and gables. Notable examples include Arley Hall [1], near Northwich, Willington Hall [2], near Chester (both by Nantwich architect George Latham) and Overleigh Lodge, Chester. From the Victorian era, brick buildings often incorporate timberwork in a mock Tudor style, and this hybrid style has been used in some modern residential developments in the county. Industrial buildings, such as the Macclesfield silk mills (for example, Waters Green New Mill), are also usually in brick. , Macclesfield is a market town in Cheshire, England with a population of about 50,688 (2001 census for Macclesfield urban sub-area). ... Arley Hall Arley Hall is a country house in Arley, Cheshire, England and is situated adjacent to the town of Northwich. ... Northwich is a wich town in Cheshire, England. ... George Latham (d. ...


Physical geography

Panorama photo showing part of the Cheshire Plain looking towards the Mid-Cheshire Ridge. Beeston Castle left background and Peckforton Castle right background are visible
Panorama photo showing part of the Cheshire Plain looking towards the Mid-Cheshire Ridge. Beeston Castle left background and Peckforton Castle right background are visible
Panorama photo showing part of the Cheshire Plain looking from the Mid-Cheshire Ridge.
Panorama photo showing part of the Cheshire Plain looking from the Mid-Cheshire Ridge.
Main article: Geology of Cheshire

Cheshire covers a boulder clay plain separating the hills of North Wales and the Peak District of Derbyshire. This was formed following the retreat of ice age glaciers which left the area dotted with kettle holes, locally referred to as "meres". The bedrock of this region is almost entirely Triassic sandstone, outcrops of which have long been quarried, notably at Runcorn, providing the distinctive red stone for Liverpool Cathedral and Chester Cathedral. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 210 pixelsFull resolution (1648 × 432 pixel, file size: 106 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Panorama of the Cheshire Plain - taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 210 pixelsFull resolution (1648 × 432 pixel, file size: 106 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Panorama of the Cheshire Plain - taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 200 pixelsFull resolution (1664 × 416 pixel, file size: 106 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Panorama photo showing part of the Cheshire Plain looking from the Mid-Cheshire Ridge. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 200 pixelsFull resolution (1664 × 416 pixel, file size: 106 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Panorama photo showing part of the Cheshire Plain looking from the Mid-Cheshire Ridge. ... The Geology of Cheshire consists mainly of Triassic sandstones. ... Approximate extent of North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ... The Peak District is an upland area in central and northern England, lying mainly in northern Derbyshire, but also covering parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, and South and West Yorkshire. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... A kettle hole is a geological feature formed by receding glaciers. ... The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 ± 0. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... This article is about the town in England. ... North elevation of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. ... Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral, mother church for the Diocese of Chester, north-west England. ...


The eastern half of the county is Upper Triassic Mercia mudstone laid down with large salt deposits which were mined for hundreds of years around Northwich. Separating this area from Lower Triassic Sherwood sandstone to the west is a prominent Sandstone Ridge. A 51 km footpath, the Sandstone Trail, follows this ridge from Frodsham to Whitchurch passing Delamere Forest, Beeston Castle and earlier Iron Age forts. Edible salt is a mineral, one of the few rocks people eat. ... Northwich is a wich town in Cheshire, England. ... The Sandstone Trail is a 32 mile (51 km) long-distance walkers path, following sandstone ridges running north--south from Frodsham in central Cheshire to Whitchurch just over the Shropshire border. ... Frodsham from Frodsham Hill , Frodsham is a market town in the borough of Vale Royal, Cheshire in North West England. ... Map sources for Whitchurch at grid reference SJ541415 Whitchurch is a small town in the north of the county of Shropshire. ... Delamere Forest or Delamere Forest Park is a forest in the Vale Royal district of Cheshire, England, managed by the Forestry Commission. ... Beeston Castle is a castle in Beeston, Cheshire, England. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ...


Demographics

Population

Based on the Census of 2001, the overall population of Cheshire is 673,781, of which 51.3% of the population were male and 48.7% were female. Of those aged between 0-14 years, 51.5% were male and 48.4% were female; and of those aged over 75 years, 62.9% were female and 37.1% were male.


The population density of Cheshire is 3.2 people per hectare, lower than the North West average of 4.2 and the England and Wales average of 3.8. Ellesmere Port and Neston has a greater urban density than the rest of the county with 9.2 people per hectare[20].


The population for 2021 is forecast to be 708,000[21].


Ethnicity

Ethnic white groups accounted for 98% (662,794) of the population with 10,994 (2%) in ethnic groups other than white. Of the 2% not in non-white ethnic groups:

  • 3,717 (34%) belonged to mixed ethnic groups
  • 3,336 (30%) were Asian or Asian British
  • 1,076 (10%) were Black or Black British
  • 1,826 (17%) were of Chinese ethnic groups
  • 1,039 (9%) were of other ethnic groups[22].

Politics and administration

The area under the control of the county council, or shire county, is divided into a number of local government districts. They are Ellesmere Port and Neston, Chester, Crewe and Nantwich, Congleton, Macclesfield and Vale Royal.[23][24] A shire county or non-metropolitan county in England, is a county level entity which is not a metropolitan county. ... Ellesmere Port and Neston is a local government district, borough and parliamentary constituency in Cheshire, England. ... Chester is a local government district in Cheshire, North West England, with the status of a city. ... Crewe and Nantwich is one of six local government districts in the administrative county of Cheshire, England. ... Congleton is a local government district and borough in Cheshire, in North West England. ... Macclesfield is a local government district, borough and parliamentary constituency in Cheshire England. ... Vale Royal is a local government district and borough in Cheshire, North West England. ...


The Department of Communities and Local Government have decided to reorganise Cheshire's administrative structure. Two proposals were being looked at - one to abolish all of the districts to create a Cheshire unitary authority; and one to create two separate unitary authorities, The City of Chester & West Cheshire, and Cheshire East. On 25 July 2007, the decision was made to create two unitary authorities. The City of Chester and West Cheshire unitary authority would cover the area currently occupied by the boroughs of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Vale Royal and the City of Chester. The Cheshire East unitary authority would cover the area currently occupied by the boroughs of Congleton, Crewe and Nantwich, and Macclesfield. The changes are planned to be implemented no later than 1 April 2009, subject to a financial assessment of the proposal.[25] The Department for Communities and Local Government is a United Kingdom government department. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... The City of Chester and West Cheshire is the name for a new unitary authority in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. ... Cheshire East is the name for a new unitary authority in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Halton (which includes the towns of Runcorn and Widnes) and Warrington are unitary authorities which form part of the county for various functions such as Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff, but do not come under county council control[26][27]. Halton is a borough in North West England, administered by a unitary authority. ... This article is about the town in England. ... , Widnes is an industrial town within the borough of Halton, in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, with an urban area population of 57,663 in 2004. ... This article is about the town and Unitary Authority in the north-west of England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Flag of a Lord-Lieutenant The title Lord-Lieutenant is given to the British monarchs personal representatives around the United Kingdom. ... . ...


The ceremonial county, which includes the unitary authorities, borders Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire in England along with Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales, arranged by compass directions as shown in the table. below. Cheshire also forms part of the North West England region.[28] The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... Flintshire (Welsh: ) is a principal area and county in north-east Wales. ... , Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is a large (former industrial) town, conurbation and principal area of Wales lying in north-eastern part of the country. ... This article is about the country. ... North West England is one of the nine regions of England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ...

Neighbouring Authorities to the Ceremonial County
North-West:
Merseyside
North:
Greater Manchester
North-East:
Derbyshire
West:
Wrexham, Flintshire
CHESHIRE East:
Derbyshire, Staffordshire
South-West:
Wrexham
South:
Shropshire
South-East:
Staffordshire

Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... , Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is a large (former industrial) town, conurbation and principal area of Wales lying in north-eastern part of the country. ... Flintshire (Welsh: ) is a principal area and county in north-east Wales. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... , Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is a large (former industrial) town, conurbation and principal area of Wales lying in north-eastern part of the country. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ...

Religion

Main article: Religion of Cheshire
Wilmslow Church
Wilmslow Church

In the 2001 Census, 81% of the population (542,413) identified themselves as Christian; 124,677 (19%) did not identify with any religion or did not answer the question; 5,665 (1%) as belonging to other major world religions; and 1,033 belonging to other religions[29]. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ...


The boundary of the Church of England Diocese of Chester follows most closely the pre-1974 county boundary of Cheshire, so it includes all of Wirral, Stockport, and the Cheshire panhandle, that included Tintwistle Rural District council area.[30] In terms of Roman Catholic church administration, the majority of Cheshire falls into the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury.[31] The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... The Diocese of Chester is a Church of England diocese based in Chester, covering the historic county of Cheshire (and therefore including the Wirral and the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. ... Wirral is a metropolitan borough in Merseyside, North West England, which occupies part of the Wirral peninsula, more commonly known locally as The Wirral. ... Stockport is a large town in the north west of England. ... The rural district of Tintwistle was a rural district in Cheshire, England from 1894 to 1974. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Economy and industry

Main article: Economy of Cheshire

Cheshire has a diverse economy with significant sectors including agriculture, automotive, bio-technology, chemical, financial services, food and drink, ICT, and tourism. The county is famous for the production of Cheshire cheese, Salt and Silk. Cheshire is a county in north-west England, famous for its agricultural industry. ... Country of origin England Region, town Cheshire Source of milk Cows Pasteurized Frequently Texture hard crumbly Aging time 4-8 weeks depending on variety Certification No Cheshire [] (IPA) cheese is a dense and crumbly cheese produced in Cheshire, England, and the neighbouring counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire, Staffordshire, and Shropshire. ... Edible salt is a mineral, one of the few rocks people eat. ... For other uses of this word, see Silk (disambiguation). ...

Cattle farming in the county
Cattle farming in the county

Cheshire is a mainly rural county with a high concentration of villages. Agriculture is generally based around the dairy trade and cattle are the predominant livestock. Land use given to agriculture has fluctuated somewhat, and in 2005 totalled 155,800 hectares over 4,609 holdings. [32] Based on holdings by EC farm type in 2005, 851 hectares were allocated to diary farming, with another 1,178 hectares allocated to cattle and sheep. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 384 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // Cheshire countryside, England with Cattle. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 384 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) // Cheshire countryside, England with Cattle. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ...


The chemical industry in Cheshire was founded in the Roman times with the mining of salt in Middlewich and Northwich. Salt is still mined in this area by British Salt. The salt mining has led to a continued chemical industry around Northwich, with Brunner Mond based in the town. More chemical companies, including Ineos (formerly ICI) have plants at Runcorn. The Shell Stanlow Refinery is at Ellesmere Port. The oil refinery has operated since 1924 and has a capacity of 12 million tonnes per year. Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ... Saltmen scooping common salt from a saltpan using skimmers Rock salt was laid down in this part of North West England some 220 million years ago, during the Triassic geological era. ... British Salt plant near the Trent and Mersey Canal in Middlewich, Cheshire British Salt Limited is a United Kingdom-based chemical company that produces pure white salt. ... Brunner Mond is a British-based chemical company that is part of Tata Chemicals Limited, a subsidary of the Tata Group of India. ... Ineos is a privately owned British chemicals company. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the town in England. ... Royal Dutch Shell plc is a multinational oil company of British and Dutch origins. ... Stanlow Refineryis part of Shell Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, United Kingdom. ...


Crewe was once the centre of the British railway industry, and remains a major railway junction. The Crewe railway works, built in 1840, employed 20000 people at its peak, though this is now less than 1000. Crewe is also the home of Bentley cars. Also within Cheshire are manufacturing plants for Jaguar and Vauxhall Motors in Ellesmere Port. The county also has an aircraft industry, with the BAE Systems facility at Woodford Aerodrome, part of BAE System's Military Air Solutions division. The facility designed and constructed Avro Lancaster and Avro Vulcan bombers and the Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod. On the Cheshire border with Flintshire, Wales is the Broughton aircraft factory, more recently associated with Airbus. Class 180 multiple unit of First Great Western at speed near Yate, Bristol. ... Crewe railway works was set up, beginning in 1840 by the Grand Junction Railway in the town of Crewe, in the county of Cheshire, in the north west of England. ... Bentleys winged B badge and hood ornament 1929 Blower Bentley from the Ralph Lauren collection. ... Jaguar Cars Limited is a luxury car manufacturer, originally with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England but now at Whitley, Coventry. ... For information about the football team see Vauxhall Motors F.C. Vauxhall Motors is a UK car company. ... BAE Systems plc is the worlds third largest defence contractor,[3] the largest in Europe and a commercial aerospace manufacturer. ... Woodford Aerodrome (IATA: N/A, ICAO: EGCD) is located at Woodford in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester. ... The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engine Second World War bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the British Royal Air Force (RAF). ... The Avro Vulcan was a British delta wing subsonic bomber, operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. ... The BAE Systems (formerly Hawker-Siddeley) Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft is derived from the De Havilland Comet, the worlds first jet airliner. ... Flintshire (Welsh: ) is a principal area and county in north-east Wales. ... Broughton is a small district in north east Wales. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ...


Tourism in Cheshire from both within the UK and overseas continues to perform strongly. Over 8 million nights of accommodation (both UK & Overseas) and over 2.8 million visits to Cheshire were recorded during 2003[33].


At the start of 2003, there were 22,020 VAT registered enterprises in Cheshire, increased by 7% since 1998, many in the Business Services (31.9%) and Wholesale/ Retail (21.7%) sectors. Between 2002 and 2003 the number businesses grew in four sectors: Public Administration and Other Services (6.0%), Hotels & Restaurants (5.1%), Construction (1.7%) and Business Services (1.0%)[34]. The county saw the largest proportional reduction between 2001 and 2002 in employment in the 'Energy and Water' sector and there was also a significant reduction in the Manufacturing sector. The largest growth during this period was in the 'Other Services' and 'Distribution, Hotels and Retail' sector[35].


Culture, media and sport

Cheshire has several league football teams, notably League One Crewe Alexandra and League Two Chester City and Macclesfield Town. Cheshire County Cricket Club is one of the minor county cricket clubs. The county has also been home to many notable sportsmen and athletes, including footballers Dean Ashton (West Ham), Djibril Cissé (France and Olympique de Marseille), Peter Crouch (England and Liverpool), Seth Johnson (Derby County) Michael Owen (England and Newcastle United) and Wayne Rooney (England and Manchester United). Other local athletes include cricketer Ian Botham; marathon runner Paula Radcliffe; Great Britain Olympic oarsman Matthew Langridge; Shirley Strong; and mountaineer George Mallory, who died in 1924 on Mount Everest. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Crewe Alexandra Football Club are an English football team based at Gresty Road in Crewe, Cheshire, England and nicknamed The Railwaymen due to that towns links with the rail industry. ... For the Local Government District of Chester, see Chester (district). ... Macclesfield Town Football Club are an English football team. ... Cheshire County Cricket Club is one of the county clubs which make up the Minor Counties Championship in the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Cheshire. ... In the UK, County cricket is the domestic form of the sport of cricket that is considered to be first-class cricket. ... Dean Ashton (born November 24, 1983 in Swindon, Wiltshire) is an English footballer who currently plays for West Ham United in the Premiership. ... West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... Djibril Aruun Cissé (IPA: , born 12 August 1981 in Arles, France) is a French international football player of Ivorian descent who plays as a striker for both France and Olympique de Marseille. ... Olympique de Marseille (also known as lOM or Marseille) is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille. ... Peter James Crouch (born January 30, 1981 in Macclesfield, Cheshire) is an English international football player. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Seth Art Maurice Johnson (born March 12, 1979 in Birmingham) is a former England international footballer, currently without a club after his second spell as a player with Derby County finished as Billy Davies decided to release him. ... Derby County Football Club are an English football club based in Derby, who play in the Premier League. ... For other persons named Michael Owen, see Michael Owen (disambiguation). ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) are an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE, (born 24 November 1955) is a retired England Test cricketer and Test team captain, and current cricket commentator. ... Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE (born December 17, 1973) is a British long-distance runner. ... Matthew Langridge (born 20 May 1983, in Crewe, United Kingdom) is a current Great Britain oarsman. ... Shirley Strong (born November 18, 1958) is a British athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metre Hurdles. ... George Herbert Leigh Mallory (18 June 1886 – 8 June/9 June 1924) was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s. ... “Everest” redirects here. ...


The county has produced several notable musicians, including popular artists Ian Astbury (The Cult), Tim Burgess (Charlatans), Ian Curtis (Joy Division) and Kerry Katona (Atomic Kitten). Concert pianist Stephen Hough, singer Thea Gilmore and her producer husband Nigel Stonier also reside in Cheshire. The county has also been home to several writers, including Hall Caine (1853-1931), popular romantic novelist and playwright; Alan Garner; Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, whose novel Cranford features her home town of Knutsford; and most famously Lewis Carroll, born and raised in Daresbury, hence the Cheshire cat. Artists from the county include ceramic artist Emma Bossons and sculptor and photographer Andy Goldsworthy. Actors from Cheshire include Daniel Craig, the 6th James Bond; Dame Wendy Hiller; and Lewis McGibbon, best known for his role in Millions. Ian Astpurie (born May 14, 1962, in Heswall, Cheshire) is an English rock singer and lyricist. ... The Cult is an English rock band. ... Tim Burgess (born May 30, 1967) is the lead singer of British rock/indie act the Charlatans. ... The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK) is a British band. ... Ian Kevin Curtis (July 15, 1956 – May 18, 1980) was the vocalist and lyricist of the band Joy Division, which he helped form in 1977 in Manchester, England. ... This article is about the band. ... Kerry Jayne Elizabeth Katona (born September 6, 1980 in Warrington, Cheshire, England) is an English television presenter, magazine columnist and former pop singer with girl band Atomic Kitten. ... Heidi Range (1999-2001) Atomic Kitten is an English girl group from Liverpool composed of Liz Lil McClarnon, Natasha Tash Hamilton, and Jenny Frost - who replaced original member Kerry Katona in January 2001. ... Stephen Hough (born November 22, 1961) is a British-born classical pianist and composer. ... Thea Eve Gilmore (b. ... Sir Hall Caine (May 14, 1853 - August 31, 1931) was a British novelist and playwright born Thomas Henry Hall Caine at Runcorn, Cheshire, England and educated in Liverpool. ... Alan Garner (born Congleton October 17, 1934) is an English writer whose work is firmly rooted in his local Cheshire. ... Elizabeth Gaskell, in the 1832 miniature by William John Thomson Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (née Stevenson; 29 September 1810–12 November 1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Cranford Cranford is the best-known of Elizabeth Gaskells novels. ... , Knutsford is a town and civil parish in the borough of Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, located south-west of Manchester, and west of Wilmslow. ... Photograph of Lewis Carroll taken by himself, with assistance Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (January 27, 1832 – January 14, 1898), better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was a British author, mathematician, Anglican clergyman, logician, and amateur photographer. ... Daresbury is a small rural village in Warrington, Cheshire, northern England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Emma Bossons is a notable ceramic artist and designer for Moorcroft Pottery. ... Andy Goldsworthy (born July 26, 1956) is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist living in Scotland who produces site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. ... Daniel Wroughton Craig[1] (born 2 March 1968[2]) is a BAFTA-nominated British actor best known as the sixth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series from EON Productions. ... “007” redirects here. ... Wendy Hiller in I Know Where Im Going! (1945) Dame Wendy Hiller (August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003) was a distinguished English film and stage actress. ... Lewis Owen McGibbon (born in Warrington, Cheshire, 14 July 1991) is a British child actor, whose first movie performance was the critically praised role of Anthony, the slightly more worldly-wise older brother of the star Damien in Danny Boyles 2004 family comedy, Millions. ... Millions is a 2004 film and book written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. ...


Warrington Wolves are the premier Rugby League team in Cheshire and play in the Super League. Widnes Vikings are currently in National League One. Warrington Wolves are a professional rugby league team in the town of Warrington, Cheshire in England. ... Wally Lewis passing the ball in Rugby League State of Origin. ... Super League is the name of various sports competitions in different disciplines: // Football (soccer) Football Association of Malaysia Swiss Super League Turkish Premier Super League. ... Official website www. ... The Rugby League National Leagues (currently known as the LHF Healthplan National Leagues as a result of sponsorship) form the basis for rugby league competition in Great Britain below Super League. ...


Notable Residents

Thomas Brassey (1805-1870) was an English railway contractor, born in Cheshire. ... Buerton is a civil parish in the City of Chester district of Cheshire, England. ... Statue of John Brunner in Winnington, Cheshire Sir John Tomlinson Brunner, 1st Baronet, PC (8 February 1842 – 1 July 1919) was a British industrialist and Liberal Party politician who represented Northwich, Cheshire, as a Member of Parliament. ... Brunner Mond is a British-based chemical company that is part of Tata Chemicals Limited, a subsidary of the Tata Group of India. ... Sir John Chesshyre (11 November 1662 - 15 May 1738) was an English lawyer who rose to the position of kings first serjeant. ... Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley (1540 – 1617) was an English nobleman who served as Member of Parliament for Cheshire. ... Major-General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE, TD, DL (born 22 December 1951 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland), is the son of Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, and his wife Hon. ... Eaton Hall in 1708. ... , For the larger local government district, see Chester (district). ... Emma Hamilton, in one of dozens of portraits by George Romney, at the height of her beauty in the 1780s Emma Hamilton (Lady Hamilton) (April 26, 1765 - January 16, 1815) is best remembered as the mistress of Lord Nelson. ... Thomas Hazlehurst (27 February 1779-18 February 1842) was a businessman who founded the soap and alkali manufacturing company of Hazlehurst & Sons in Runcorn, Cheshire. ... Bridgewater Canal, Runcorn with Hazlehursts factory on the left and Johnsons on the right Hazlehurst & Sons was a company making soap and alkali in Runcorn, Cheshire, England in the 19th century and in the early years of the 20th century. ... Thomas Hazlehurst Thomas Hazlehurst (April 17, 1816 – July 14, 1876) was known nationally as the Chapel Builder and more locally as the Prince of Methodism or the Prince of the Wesleyans. He was given these titles because of his generosity in paying wholly or largely for the building of some... Robert Spear Hudson (6 December 1812 - 6 August 1884) was a businessman who popularised dry soap powder. ... George Ormerod (20 October 1785 - 9 October 1873) was an English antiquary and historian. ... Harriet Shaw Weaver, 1876 - 1961, was the patron of James Joyce. ... This article is about the writer and poet. ... Album Open Road Gary Barlow (born January 20, 1971 in Frodsham, Cheshire, England) is an English singer, pianist, songwriter, bandleader and producer. ... Take That are an English pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...

Settlements and communications

Settlements

Some northern parts of the county are effectively suburbs of Manchester or Liverpool, and many of those who work in these cities commute from other parts of the county. The county is home to some of the most affluent areas of England, including Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Prestbury, Tarporley and Knutsford. Knutsford was named in 2006 as the most expensive place to buy a house in the north of England. The former Cheshire town of Altrincham was in second place. The area is sometimes referred to as The Golden Triangle on account of the area in and around the above mentioned towns and villages[36]. This is a list of settlements and places of interest in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Alderley Edge is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. ... Wilmslow is a town in the Borough of Macclesfield in Cheshire, England. ... Prestbury is a village about 1. ... , Tarporley is a large village and civil parish in the English county of Cheshire. ... , Knutsford is a town and civil parish in the borough of Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, located south-west of Manchester, and west of Wilmslow. ... , Knutsford is a town and civil parish in the borough of Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, located south-west of Manchester, and west of Wilmslow. ... Altrincham (pronounced Oltringum) is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England. ... The Golden Triangle is an area of affluent, leafy towns in Cheshire, United Kingdom, including Alderley Edge, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Prestbury, and Mottram St Andrew. ...


The cities and towns in Cheshire are:

Ceremonial county District Centre of administration Other components
Cheshire Chester (city borough) Chester Malpas, Tarvin
Congleton (borough) Sandbach Alsager, Congleton, Middlewich
Crewe and Nantwich (borough) Crewe Nantwich,
Ellesmere Port and Neston (borough) Ellesmere Port Neston
Halton (borough) (unitary) Widnes Daresbury, Hale, Moore, Preston Brook, Runcorn,
Macclesfield (borough) Macclesfield Adlington, Bollington, Disley, Gawsworth, Hurdsfield, Kerridge, Knutsford, Pott Shrigley, Poynton, Prestbury, Rainow, Styal, Sutton Tytherington, Wilmslow
Vale Royal (borough) Winsford Frodsham, Northwich, Whitegate
Warrington (borough) (Unitary) Warrington Appleton, Birchwood, Burtonwood and Westbrook, Croft, Cuerdley, Culcheth and Glazebury, Grappenhall and Thelwall, Great Sankey, Hatton, Lymm, Penketh, Poulton-with-Fearnhead, Rixton-with-Glazebrook, Stockton Heath, Stretton, Walton, Winwick, Woolston

Some settlements which were historically part of the county now fall under the counties of Derbyshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester:[37] [38] [39] [40] Chester is a local government district in Cheshire, North West England, with the status of a city. ... , For the larger local government district, see Chester (district). ... Malpas could be Malpas, Newport (historically in Monmouthshire) Malpas, Cheshire This article consisting of geographical locations is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Tarvin is a village in Cheshire. ... Congleton is a local government district and borough in Cheshire, in North West England. ... , Sandbach is a market town and civil parish within the Congleton borough of Cheshire, England. ... Location within the British Isles Alsager is a town in Cheshire, England, to the north-west of the city of Stoke-on-Trent, and east of the railway town of Crewe. ... , Congleton Town Hall Congleton is a town and civil parish in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Dane, and to the west of the Macclesfield Canal. ... Middlewich is historic market town in Cheshire, in the north west of England. ... Crewe and Nantwich is one of six local government districts in the administrative county of Cheshire, England. ... Map sources for Crewe at grid reference SJ705557 Crewe is a town in south Cheshire, in the north west of England. ... Nantwich is a market town in south Cheshire, England, in the Borough and parliamentary constituency of Crewe and Nantwich. ... Ellesmere Port and Neston is a local government district, borough and parliamentary constituency in Cheshire, England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Neston is the name of more than one place in the United Kingdom: Neston, Cheshire Neston, Wiltshire This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Halton is a borough in North West England, administered by a unitary authority. ... , Widnes is an industrial town within the borough of Halton, in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, with an urban area population of 57,663 in 2004. ... Daresbury is a small rural village in Warrington, Cheshire, northern England. ... Hale is a Cheshire village that serves as a wealthy commuter suburb for the South Manchester area. ... Moore is a civil parish within the Borough of Halton, a unitary authority within the ceremonial county of Cheshire. ... Preston Brook is a small town located in the county of Cheshire in the North West of England, just off the M56 motorway south-east of Widnes. ... This article is about the town in England. ... Macclesfield is a local government district, borough and parliamentary constituency in Cheshire England. ... , Macclesfield is a market town in Cheshire, England with a population of about 50,688 (2001 census for Macclesfield urban sub-area). ... Adlington is a town in Lancashire, England near the West Pennine Moors, and the larger town of Chorley. ... Bollington is a small town [1] in Cheshire, England, north of Macclesfield and east of Prestbury. ... Disley is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. ... Gawsworth is a village in the county of Cheshire in the north west of England. ... Hurdsfield is a city located in Wells County, North Dakota. ... Kerridge is a village in Cheshire, England near to Bollington. ... , Knutsford is a town and civil parish in the borough of Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, located south-west of Manchester, and west of Wilmslow. ... Pott Shrigley is a small civil parish hamlet in Cheshire, United Kingdom. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Prestbury is a medium sized village in the heart of the Cotswolds. ... Holy Trinity Church Rainow is a small village located on the River Dean near Macclesfield and Kettleshulme in Cheshire, UK. Surrounded by farmland, Rainow has an annual Church Fete with tea marquee, Tug of war between the local public houses and a fell race on Kerridge Hill overlooking the village. ... Styal is a village in Cheshire, England, on the River Bollin and near to the town of Wilmslow. ... Sutton may mean: // Sutton, meaning south settlement in Saxon, is a very common place name. ... Places in the United Kingdom known as Tytherington. ... Wilmslow is a town in the Borough of Macclesfield in Cheshire, England. ... Vale Royal is a local government district and borough in Cheshire, North West England. ... Statistics Population: 29,683 (2001 census) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ6566 Administration District: Vale Royal Shire county: Cheshire Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Cheshire Historic county: Cheshire Services Police force: Cheshire Fire and rescue: Cheshire Ambulance: North West Post office... Frodsham from Frodsham Hill , Frodsham is a market town in the borough of Vale Royal, Cheshire in North West England. ... Northwich is a wich town in Cheshire, England. ... Whitegate is a small village in Cheshire, close to the towns of Northwich and Winsford. ... This article is about the town and Unitary Authority in the north-west of England. ... Appleton can refer to: Appleton (music duo), a UK-based musical group with Canadian-born members. ... Statistics Population: 11,395 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ647911 Administration District: Warrington Shire county: Cheshire Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Cheshire Historic county: Lancashire Services Police force: Cheshire Ambulance service: North West Post office and telephone Post town: Warrington... Burtonwood and Westbrook is a civil parish within the Unitary Authority of Warrington Borough in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. ... Croft is the name of several places in the United Kingdom: Croft, Cheshire, England (in the unitary authority of Warrington) Croft, Leicestershire, England Croft, Lincolnshire, England Croft, Pembrokeshire, Wales Croft, North Yorkshire, England Croft, Herefordshire, England A croft is also a farmhouse plus agricultural land in Scotland and most of... Cuerdley is a Civil Parish in Warrington Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England. ... Culcheth and Glazebury is a civil parish within the Unitary Authority of Warrington Borough in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. ... Grappenhall and Thelwall is a civil parish within the Unitary Authority of Warrington Borough in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. ... Great Sankey is a Civil Parish and suburb in the west of Warrington Borough, in north-west England. ... // Hatton may refer to: Places United Kingdom Hatton, Aberdeenshire Hatton, Warrington Hatton, Lincolnshire Hatton, Derbyshire Hatton, Shropshire Hatton, Warwicks Hatton, London in the Borough of Hounslow USA: Hatton, North Dakota Hatton, Washington a small community in north Alabama located near the cities of Town Creek and Moulton. ... , Lymm (pronounced Lim) is a large village and civil parish part of Warrington, Cheshire, in north west England. ... Penketh is a Civil Parish and suburb in the West of Warrington Borough, in the United Kingdom. ... Poulton-with-Fearnhead is a civil parish in the town of Warrington in Cheshire, England. ... Location within the British Isles Hollins Green is a small village located on the eastern edge of Warrington, close to the border of Salford, as designated by the River Glaze. ... Stockton Heath is a district in Warrington, Cheshire, neighbouring Appleton, Grappenhall and Walton. ... Stretton is the name of several places: United Kingdom: Stretton, Derbyshire, England Stretton, Rutland, England Stretton, Brewood, Staffordshire Stretton, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire Stretton, Warrington Australia: Stretton, Brisbane, Queensland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... There are many people and places named Walton: Places In New Zealand: Walton, North Island In the United Kingdom: Walton, Buckinghamshire Walton, Cheshire Walton, Cumbria Walton, Derbyshire Walton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex Walton, Leicestershire Walton, Merseyside Walton, Milton Keynes Walton, Peterborough Walton, Powys Walton, Somerset Walton... Winwick is the site of a battle in the English Civil War in 1649, where Oliver Cromwell defeated a mainly Scottish royalist army. ... Woolston is a large urban modern parish in the English town of Warrington, Cheshire. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ...

Derbyshire Newtown, Tintwistle, Whaley Bridge (western part)
Greater Manchester Altrincham, Bramhall, Bredbury, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Dukinfield, Gatley, Hazel Grove, Hyde, Marple, Romiley, Sale, Stalybridge, Stockport, Wythenshawe
Merseyside Bebington, Birkenhead, Heswall, Hoylake, Wallasey, West Kirby

Newtown is an area of the town of New Mills in the High Peak borough of Derbyshire, England. ... Tintwistle is village and civil parish in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Altrincham (pronounced Oltringum) is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England. ... Bramhall (a disrict of Stockport in Greater Manchester, North West England) Bramhall is a large village in Stockport, England. ... Bredbury is an area of Stockport. ... Cheadle is a small town near Stockport in Greater Manchester in England and falls within the Manchester urban area. ... Cheadle Hulme is a suburban area located in the south of Greater Manchester in the North-West of England. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hazel Grove is a village near Stockport in the North West of England. ... , Hyde is a town within the Tameside borough of Greater Manchester, England. ... Marple is a village close to Stockport, Greater Manchester in England. ... Romiley is a small district in the English town of Stockport. ... Sale is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England. ... Statistics Population: 22,568 (2001 Census) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ963985 Administration District: Tameside Metropolitan county: Greater Manchester Region: North West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Greater Manchester Historic county: Cheshire / Lancashire Services Police force: Greater Manchester Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: North... Stockport is a large town in the north west of England. ... , Wythenshawe is a district in the south of the City of Manchester, in North West England. ... Arms of Bebington Borough Council Location within the British Isles Bebington is a town in Merseyside, England. ... Map sources for Birkenhead at grid reference SJ3088 Birkenhead is a town on The Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, on the left bank of the River Mersey, opposite Liverpool. ... , Heswall is a town on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. ... , Hoylake beach, looking towards Hilbre Island Arms of the former Hoylake Urban District Council Hoylake is a seaside town in Merseyside, England, a few miles to the west of Liverpool. ... Wallasey is a large town on the mouth of the River Mersey, at the north-eastern corner of the Wirral. ... , West Kirby is a town located on the north west corner of the coast of the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside, England. ...

Transport

Schematic of the Cheshire Ring
Schematic of the Cheshire Ring

The West Coast Main Line runs from south to north through the centre of the county, connecting Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North Western railway stations with London, Preston and Glasgow. The Mid-Cheshire Line connects Chester to Stockport, crossing from south west to north east across the county. Manchester Airport straddles the boundary between Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 1000 pixel, file size: 91 KB, MIME type: image/png) Schematic of the Cheshire Ring, showing arrangement of Canals and meeting points. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 600 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 1000 pixel, file size: 91 KB, MIME type: image/png) Schematic of the Cheshire Ring, showing arrangement of Canals and meeting points. ... The WCML running alongside the M1 motorway at Watford Gap in Northamptonshire A Virgin Pendolino and freight train on the WCML The West Coast Main Line (WCML) is one of the most important intercity railway lines in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... Crewe station is one of the most historic railway stations in the world. ... Warrington Bank Quay is a mainline train station serving the U.K. town of Warrington. ... Wigan North Western railway station is one of two main railway stations serving the town of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about Preston, Lancashire. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... The Mid-Cheshire Line is a railway line in the north-west of England, between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly. ... For City Airport Manchester, UK, see City Airport Manchester. ...


The Cheshire road system is made up of 3417 miles (5500 km) of highway. This includes 214 miles (344 km) of the M6, M62, M53 and M56 motorways with 23 interchanges and four service areas. The M6 motorway in the across the Thelwall Viaduct carries some 140,000 vehicles per 24 hours. [41]. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The route of the M62, in dark blue. ... The M53 motorway is a major road in England, running from Wallasey on the opposite bank of the River Mersey to Liverpool, along the Wirral peninsula past Birkenhead and Ellesmere Port to just east of Chester, upon which motorway regulations end and it seamlessly becomes the A55 road, which continues... The M56 motorway, also known as the North Cheshire motorway, is a major road in England. ... , The Thelwall Viaduct (grid reference SJ664883) is a steel composite girder viaduct in Thelwall, a district of Warrington, England. ...


The Cheshire canal system includes several canals originally used to transport the county's industrial products (mostly chemicals). Nowadays they are mainly used for tourist traffic. The Cheshire Ring is formed from The Rochdale, Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey and Bridgewater canals. The Manchester Ship Canal is a wide, 36-mile-long river opened in 1894. It consists of the River Irwell and River Mersey made navigable to Manchester for seagoing ships leaving the Mersey Estuary. The canal passes through the north of the county via Runcorn and Warrington. A large number of canals were built in Cheshire, UK during the early phases of the Industrial Revolution to transport goods and raw materials. ... Categories: Water-transport stubs | Canals | Water transport ... “Tourist” redirects here. ... Jockeys Swivel and Footbridge at Lumb Lane, Droylsden, c1900 Portland Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne, with the Tame Aqueduct in the foreground, 1962 The Ashton Canal runs six miles (10 km) from central Manchester to Ashton-under-Lyne and it rises through 18 locks to make a head-on junction... South portal of Hyde Bank Tunnel, early 20th century Greens Hall Bridge near Disley, early 20th century The Peak Forest Canal runs from a junction with the Ashton Canal at the southern end of the Tame Aqueduct at Dukinfield through Newton, Hyde, Woodley, Romiley, Marple, Strines, Disley, New Mills, Furness... Marple Wharf looking towards Marple Junction, 1970s Morriss Change (Roving) Bridge at Congleton, August 1994 The Macclesfield Canal is a canal in east Cheshire, England. ... The Trent and Mersey Canal is a canal linking the River Trent at Shardlow in Derbyshire to the River Mersey at Runcorn in Cheshire. ... The Bridgewater Canal is a navigable canal in the north west of England, connecting Runcorn and Manchester. ... The canal at its Manchester end, looking towards Old Trafford. ... The River Irwell is a river in the counties of Lancashire and Greater Manchester in England. ... Ferry across the Mersey, June 2005 The River Mersey is a river in north-western England. ...


See also

Cheshire Portal

Image File history File links Portal. ... This is a list of settlements and places of interest in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. ... This lists the schools located in the county of Cheshire. ... A large number of canals were built in Cheshire, UK during the early phases of the Industrial Revolution to transport goods and raw materials. ... Stile on the Gritstone Trail near Teggs Nose Southern section of the Sandstone Trail near Bickley, showing the footprint waymarker There are 1,864 miles[1] (3,000 km) of public rights of way in Cheshire, England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Notes and References

  1. ^ Relationships / unit history of Cheshire. A Vision of Britain through Time website. Retrieved on 2007-03-05.
  2. ^ Cheshire County Council. Cheshire County Council website. Retrieved on 2007-03-05.
  3. ^ Cheshire County Council Map. Cheshire County Council. Retrieved on 2007-03-05.
  4. ^ Ingham, A. (1920). Cheshire: It's Traditions and History. 
  5. ^ Davies, R. (2000). The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415. 
  6. ^ Morgan (1978). pp.269c–301c,d.
  7. ^ a b Sylvester (1980). p. 14.
  8. ^ Roffe (2000)
  9. ^ Harris and Thacker (1987). write on page 252:

    Certainly there were links between Cheshire and south Lancashire before 1000, when Wulfric Spot held lands in both territories. Wulfric's estates remained grouped together after his death, when they were left to his brother Aelfhelm, and indeed there still seems to have been some kind of connexion in 1086, when south Lancashire was surveyed together with Cheshire by the Domesday commissioners. Nevertheless, the two territories do seem to have been distinguished from one another in some way and it is not certain that the shire-moot and the reeves referred to in the south Lancashire section of Domesday were the Cheshire ones. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the day. ...

  10. ^ Phillips and Phillips (2002). pp. 26–31.
  11. ^ Crosby, A. (1996). writes on page 31:

    The Domesday Survey (1086) included south Lancashire with Cheshire for convenience, but the Mersey, the name of which means 'boundary river' is known to have divided the kingdoms of Northumbria and Mercia and there is no doubt that this was the real boundary.

  12. ^ Harris, B. E., and Thacker, A. T. (1987). The Victoria History of the County of Chester. (Volume 1: Physique, Prehistory, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and Domesday). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0197227619. pp. 340–341.
  13. ^ George, D. (1991). Lancashire. 
  14. ^ Cheshire ancient divisions. Vision of Britain website. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  15. ^ Jones, B. et al (2004). Politics UK. 
  16. ^ Local Government Act 1972
  17. ^ The Cheshire (Boroughs of Halton and Warrington) (Structural Change) Order 1996. Office of Public Sector Information. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  18. ^ Cheshire County Council: Revealing Cheshire's Past
  19. ^ Images of England
  20. ^ Census 2001 - Population. Cheshire Census Consortium. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  21. ^ CCC Long Term Population Forecasts. Cheshire County Council. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  22. ^ Key Statistics Interim Profile. Cheshire County Council. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  23. ^ Vision of Britain - Divisions of Cheshire
  24. ^ Cheshire County Council - Map of Cheshire districts
  25. ^ BBC News, 25 July 2007 - County split into two authorities
  26. ^ The Cheshire (Boroughs of Halton and Warrington) (Structural Change) Order 1996. Office of Public Sector Information. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  27. ^ The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire. Cheshire County Council. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  28. ^ Government Office for the North West Local Authorities. Government Offices of the North West. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  29. ^ Key Statistics Interim Profile. Cheshire County Council. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  30. ^ Chester Diocese (Church of England). Official website. Retrieval Date: 30 September, 2007.
  31. ^ Diocese of Shrewsbury (Roman Catholic). Official website. Retrieval Date: 30 September, 2007.
  32. ^ Agricultural Holdings - Land and Employment - Cheshire - 2002 to 2005. Cheshire County Council. Retrieved on 2007-06-03.
  33. ^ Cheshire Economy (page 64). Cheshire County Council. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  34. ^ Cheshire Economy (page 64). Cheshire County Council. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  35. ^ Cheshire Economy (page 64). Cheshire County Council. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  36. ^ Why Cheshire fat cats smile. Times Online. Retrieved on 2006-03-06.
  37. ^ Chandler, J. (2001). Local Government Today. 
  38. ^ Cheshire ancient county boundaries. Vision of Britain website. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  39. ^ Cheshire 1974 boundaries. Vision of Britain website. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  40. ^ Local Government Act 1972
  41. ^ Road policing. Cheshire Police website. Retrieved on 2007-03-01.

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