Place:Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, England

Coordinates53.1°N 2.25°W
Located inStaffordshire, England
See alsoWolstanton Rural, Staffordshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1904
Newcastle-under-Lyme (district), Staffordshire, Englandmunicipal district into which it was absorbed in 1974
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Kidsgrove has been since 1974 a town in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England, near the border with Cheshire. It is part of The Potteries Urban Area in North Staffordshire, along with Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. Kidsgrove has a population of 24,112 (2001 UK census).

Kidsgrove was a civil parish in Wolstanton Rural District from its inception in 1894 until its abolition in 1904 when the parish was established as an urban district. The urban district remained in existence until the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974 when it was absorbed into Newcastle-under-Lyme.


From the 18th century, Kidsgrove grew around coal mining, although the pits have now closed.

The engineer James Brindley (1716-1772) cut the first Harecastle Tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal near the town; Thomas Telford (1757-1834) cut the second. Kidsgrove also marks the southern extremity of the Macclesfield Canal.

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