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Handforth, Cheshire East

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Handforth, Cheshire East

Handforth is a suburban area between Wilmslow, Heald Green and Styal in Cheshire, England. In the 1950s, two overspill housing estates, Spath Lane and Colshaw Farm, were built in the area to re-house people from inner city Manchester.
Post townWilmslow
Administrative CountyCheshire East
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ8583
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01625
Population8,014 (2001)

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

Handforth With Bosden

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

Handforth, township and hamlet with ry. sta., Cheadle par., E. Cheshire, 5 miles SW. of Stockport, 1311 ac., pop. 736; P.O., T.O.

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