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Sandbach, Cheshire East

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Sandbach, Cheshire East

Sandbach is a market town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The civil parish contains four settlements; Sandbach itself, Elworth, Ettiley Heath and Wheelock. Sandbach is perhaps best known as the original home of Foden and ERF lorries, though neither company now exists in the town, 12-times National Brass Band Championship winners, Foden's Band, the ancient Saxon Sandbach Crosses, and Sandbach services on the M6 motorway.
Administrative CountyCheshire East
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ7560
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01270
Population17,630 (2001)

Other names by which Sandbach, Cheshire East has been known in the past


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

Sandbach, market town, par., and township with ry. sta. (Sandbach Junction), Cheshire, 4½ miles NE. of Crewe - par., 16,310 ac., pop., 10,219; town and township, 2584 ac., pop. 5493; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Sandbach has mfrs. of boots and shoes, ironworks, wireworks, fustian factories, &c., and (in the neighbourhood) saltworks. It has a spacious grammar school, and in the market-place are two antique obelisks.

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