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Crewe, Cheshire East

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Crewe, Cheshire East

Crewe is a railway town within the unitary authority area of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. According to the 2001 census the urban area had a population of 67,683. Crewe is perhaps best known as a large railway junction and home to Crewe Works, for many years a major railway engineering facility for manufacturing and overhauling locomotives, but now much reduced in size. From 1946 until 2002 it was also the home of Rolls-Royce motor car production.
Post townCREWE
Administrative CountyCheshire East
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ7055
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01270
Population67,683 (2001 Census)

Crewe, Cheshire East in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Crewe.-- mun. bor., Coppenhall par., W. Cheshire, 22 miles SE. of Chester and 158 miles NW. of London by rail, 1336 ac., pop. 24,385; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. In 1840 C. consisted of only a few houses. It owes its prosperity entirely to the fact of its having become one of the most important railway centres in the world. The London and North-Western Ry. Co. has its works here -- an enormous establishment for the mfr. of engines, carriages, and all descriptions of railway plant. Crewe was incorporated in 1877. About 1½ mile SE. is Crewe Hall.

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