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Poynton, Cheshire East

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Poynton, Cheshire East

Poynton is a town within the civil parish of Poynton-with-Worth, and the unitary authority area of Cheshire East, England. For ceremonial purposes it is part of the county of Cheshire, but the border between Cheshire and Greater Manchester (Poynton Brook) runs through the town. Poynton is located at the easternmost fringe of the Cheshire Plain, 7 miles north of Macclesfield, 5 miles south of Stockport and 11 miles south-southeast of Manchester.
Administrative CountyCheshire East
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ9283
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01625
Population14,433 (2001)

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

Pointon ~ Poynton With Worth

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

Poynton, eccl. dist. and vil. with ry. sta., Prestbury par., Cheshire - dist., pop. 2166; vil., 5½ milts N. of Macclesfield; P.O., T.O.; the dist. is conterminous with the township of Poynton with Worth; near the vil. is Poynton Hall, seat of Lord Vernon.

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