Place:Knutsford, Cheshire, England


Alt namesCunetesfordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 49
Knutsford Inferiorsource: Family History Library Catalog
Knutsford Superiorsource: Family History Library Catalog
Nether Knutsfordsource: Family History Library Catalog
Over Knutsfordsource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates53.3°N 2.383°W
Located inCheshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Knutsford is an affluent town and civil parish in the unitary authority area of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, in North West England. It is about southwest of Manchester and northwest of Macclesfield.

Knutsford is situated on the Cheshire Plain, between the Peak District in the South Pennines to the east and the Clwydian Range in the Welsh mountains to the west. Knutsford's proximity to Manchester has both now and historically helped it become a commuter town for those employed in Manchester. Today the town's location gives residents easy access to Merseyside as well as Manchester. Knutsford is known for being in the Golden Triangle, and it has also been home to many notable residents such as Craig Cash, Barbara Knox and Gary Barlow.

Knutsford's main town centre streets, Princess Street (also known locally as Top Street) and King Street lower down (also known as Bottom Street), form the "hub" of the town. At one end of the narrow King Street is an entrance to Tatton Park. The Tatton estate was home to the Egerton family, and has given its name to Tatton parliamentary constituency, which also includes the neighbouring communities of Alderley Edge and Wilmslow. Former Parliamentary representatives include the BBC war correspondent Martin Bell, who stood as an Independent in 1997 to defeat the disgraced former Conservative Party MP, Neil Hamilton.

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