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Handbridge, Cheshire West and Chester

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Handbridge, Cheshire West and Chester

Handbridge is a district of Chester, England on the south bank of the River Dee. A settlement has existed on the site since the Iron age, but the site saw major expansion during the collapse of the Roman occupation of Britain, as the city grew too large for its walls. The site was originally mainly a quarry for the abundant red sandstone that much Chester is built from, but in later years became a centre for salmon fishing in the Dee. The area runs continuously into Queens Park.
Post townCHESTER
Administrative CountyCheshire West and Chester
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ4165
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01244
Population4,223
 

Other names by which Handbridge, Cheshire West and Chester has been known in the past

Bruge

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