Place:Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England

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NameAlderley Edge
Alt namesAlderley-Edgesource: Family History Library Catalog
Chorleysource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage, Urban district
Coordinates53.303°N 2.236°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoCheshire East, Cheshire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been part since 2009
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Alderley Edge is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England. In 2001, it had a population of 4,409.[1]

Alderley Edge is northwest of Macclesfield and south of Manchester. It is situated at the base of a steep and thickly wooded sandstone ridge, Alderley Edge, which is the area's chief topographical feature and overlooks the Cheshire Plain.

Alderley Edge is famous for its affluence and expensive houses. It forms part of Cheshire's Golden Triangle. Alderley Edge has a selection of cafes and designer shops and has attracted numerous Premier League footballers, actors and multi-millionaire business people. It is one of the most expensive and sought-after places to live in the UK outside of central London.

Administrative history

From medieval times the area was part of the Chorley township of the ancient parish of Wilmslow in the Macclesfield Hundred of Cheshire. Under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1866 Chorley became a civil parish in its own right. Alderley Edge civil parish was created on 31 December 1894 from part of Chorley civil parish. Along with Bollinfee civil parish it formed Alderley Edge Urban District. In 1974 Alderley Edge became a civil parish in the new non-metropolitan district of Macclesfield. Since 1 April 2009 it has been part of the unitary authority of Cheshire East.

History

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