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Rainow, Cheshire East

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Rainow, Cheshire East

Rainow is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East, located, mostly, on the eastern side of the River Dean valley next to the B5470 road, between Macclesfield and Kettleshulme in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It straddles the eastern side of the Peak District border of Derbyshire and Cheshire, and is surrounded by arable farmland. The village's name comes from the Old English Hraefn Hoe, meaning Ravens' Hill, and it is a former coal-mining village.
Post townMACCLESFIELD
Administrative CountyCheshire East
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ9576
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01625
Population2,505
 

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

Rainow, township and vil., Prestbury par., Cheshire, 2½ miles NE. of Macclesfield, 5744 ac., pop. 1281.

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