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Congleton, Cheshire East

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Congleton, Cheshire East

Congleton is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the county of Cheshire in England. It lies on the banks of the River Dane, to the west of the Macclesfield Canal and 21 miles south of Manchester. The town has a population of 25,750.
Administrative CountyCheshire East
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ8663
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01260
Population26,437 (2010)

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

Cogletone ~ Condate ~ Cogeltone

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

Congleton, mun. bor. and market town with ry. sta., Astbury par., E. Cheshire, 26 miles S. of Manchester and 157 miles NW. of London, 2572 ac., pop. 11,116; 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday; is a well-built town, on the banks of the Dane, a tributary of the Weaver. C. is a place of considerable antiquity, with charters dating from Edward III. The principal industry is the mfr. of silk, but there is also salt-making and coal-mining. C. has canal communication with Macclesfield, 8 miles NE.

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