Place:Cheshire East District, Cheshire, England

NameCheshire East District
Alt namesCheshire Eastsource: local usage
TypeDistrict municipality, Unitary authority
Located inCheshire, England     (2009 - )
See alsoCongleton (borough), Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality absorbed into Cheshire East in 2009
Crewe and Nantwich (borough), Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality absorbed into Cheshire East in 2009
Macclesfield (borough), Cheshire, Englanddistrict municipality absorbed into Cheshire East in 2009
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Cheshire East is a unitary authority area with borough status in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The borough council was established in April 2009 as part of the structural changes to local government in England of that year, by virtue of an order under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. It is an amalgamation of the former boroughs of Macclesfield, Congleton and Crewe and Nantwich. Being a unitary authority, it has the functions of the former Cheshire County Council for its area.

According to the United Kingdom Census 2011 Cheshire East has a population of over 370,000 people.

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Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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