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Cheshire Chester, Stockport, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Crewe

Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a palatine county in North West England. Its county town is the city of Chester. It is one of the most affluent counties in England, with numerous rural towns and villages. It borders the ceremonial counties of Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Staffordshire (with Stoke-on-Trent), and Shropshire. It also borders the unitary authorities of Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales.

Some northern parts of the county are effectively suburbs of Manchester or Liverpool, and many of those who work in these cities commute from other parts of the county.

Cheshire's largest town is Warrington although half of the town lying to the north of the River Mersey it is traditionally part of Lancashire. The administrative centre for Cheshire is Chester, the historical county town. Other important towns in Cheshire are: Northwich, Crewe, Wilmslow, Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield, Runcorn and Widnes. Warrington and Halton (including Widnes and Runcorn) are unitary authorities, and one of Cheshire's up and coming towns Winsford. Cheshire in the Domesday Book was recorded as a much larger county than it is today. Its northern border was the River Ribble, and it was recorded with eighteen hundreds, six of which were north of the River Mersey.

In 1182 the land north of the Mersey became administered as part of the new county of Lancashire instead. Later, the hundreds of Atiscross and Exestan became part of Wales. Over the years the ten hundreds consolidated to just seven Broxton, Bucklow, Eddisbury, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Northwich, and Wirral.

In a local government reform in 1974, some areas near the border with Lancashire became part of the new metropolitan counties of Greater Manchester and Merseyside, notably Stockport, and much of the Wirral Peninsula was also lost, as was the North-Eastern tip, comprising the areas of Woodhead and Tintwistle, which transferred into Derbyshire. Also at this time, Cheshire gained Warrington and the surrounding district from Lancashire, as well as Widnes.

Halton and Warrington became unitary authorities independent of Cheshire on April 1, 1998, but remain part of the county for ceremonial purposes, as well as fire and policing. A referendum for a further local government reform connected with a regional assembly was planned for 2004, but was abandoned.

Places of interest
Adlington Hall Anderton Boat Lift Arley Hall Beeston Castle Biddulph Valley Way, a long distance footpath Capesthorne Hall Cholmondley Castle Dunham Massey Ellesmere Port Boat Museum Elton Hall, Aldford Gawsworth Hall Holt Castle Jodrell Bank Science Centre Lion Salt Works, Marston, an industrial museum Little Moreton Hall Lyme Hall, Lyme Park, one of the locations for BBC's Pride and Prejudice Macclesfield Canal Macclesfield Forest Moss Hall, Audlem Ness Botanic Gardens Parkgate Peckforton Castle Peover Hall Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, an industrial museum River Weaver, River Dee, River Dane, River Bollin, River Goyt, River Gowy Sandbach Crosses Shropshire Union Canal Swettenham Meadows Tabley House Tatton Hall, Tatton Park Tegg's Nose Country Park Trent and Mersey Canal Watermills: Bunbury Mill, Nether Alderley Mill, Quarry Bank Mill, Stretton Mill

Acton Acton Acton Bridge Adlington Adswood Alderley Edge Aldersey Green Aldford Allgreave Allostock Alpraham Alsager Altrincham Alvanley Anderton Antrobus Appleton - Warrington Appleton - Widnes Appleton Thorn Arclid Green Arley Ashley Ashton Ashton upon Mersey Astbury Astmoor Aston - Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council Aston - Vale Royal Borough Council Aston Heath Aston juxta Mondrum Audlem Backford Backford Cross Badgerbank Barbridge Barnhill Barnton Barrets Green Barrow's Green - Crewe and Nantwich Barrow's Green - Halton Borough Barthomley Barton Barton upon Irwell Basford Bate Heath Beeston Bell o' th'Hill Bewsey Bickerton Bickley Bickley Moss Birch Heath Birch Hill Birchwood Blackden Heath Blacon Blakemere Blakenhall Bollington Bollington Cross Booth Green Boots Green Bosley Bostock Green Bowdon Bradeley Bradfield Green Bradley Bradley Green Bradwall Green Bramhall Brassey Green Bredbury Brereton Green Brereton Heath Bridge Trafford Bridgemere Broadheath Broken Cross - Macclesfield Broken Cross - Vale Royal Brookhouse Green Brooklands Brookvale Broomedge Brown Heath - Chester Brownlow Heath Broxton Bruera Bryn Bucklow Hill Budworth Heath Buerton - Chester Buglawton Bulkeley Bunbury Bunbury Heath Burland Burleydam Burton - Chester Burton - Neston Burtonwood Burwardsley Butley Town Butt Green Byley Callands Calveley Capenhurst Carrington Castlefields Cheadle Cheadle Heath Cheadle Hulme Checkley Checkley Green Chelford Chester Chester Castle Childer Thornton Cholmondeley Chorley - Crewe and Nantwich Chorlton - Chester Chorlton Lane Chowley Christleton Church Hill Church Lawton Church Minshull Churton Clotton Clutton Coddington Collins Green Comberbach Commonside Compstall Congleton Cookson Green Coppenhall Moss Cotebrook Cox Bank Cranage Crewe - Chester Crewe - Crewe and Nantwich Crewe Green Croft Crofts Bank Cross Town Crowley Crowton Croxton Green Cuckoo's Nest Cuddington - Chester Cuddington Heath Cuerdley Cross Culcheth Danebridge Daresbury Darnhall Davenham Davenport Davenport Green Davenport Green Davyhulme Day Green Dean Row Delamere Disley Ditton Dodd's Green Dodleston Duckington Duddon Dunham Hill Dunham Massey Dunham Town Dunham Woodhouses Dunkirk Dutton Dutton Eaton - Chester Eaton - Macclesfield Eaves Brow Ebnal Eccleston Edge - Chester Edgeley Edleston Egerton Ellesmere Port Elton Elton Green Elworth Englesea Brook Ettiley Heath Faddiley Farndon Farnworth Fearnhead Fivecrosses Flixton Four Lane Ends Fourlanes End Fourlanesend Fowley Common Foxwist Green Frandley Frodsham Fuller's Moor Gallantry Bank Gates Heath Gatley Gaunton's Bank Gawsworth Gib Hill Ginclough Glazebrook - Warrington Glazebury Gleads Moss Gleadsmoss Golborne Dale Goostrey Gorstage Gorstella Gosland Green Gradeley Green Grappenhall Great Barrow - Chester City Great Budworth Great Sankey Great Sutton Guilden Sutton Gurnett Hack Green Hale Hale - Liverpool Hale Barns Halebank Halton Halton Brook Halton Lodge Hampton Green Hampton Heath - Chester City Hand Green Handbridge Handforth Handley Hankelow Hapsford Hargrave Hartford Harthill Haslington Hassall Hassall Green Hatchmere Hatherton Hatton - Chester City Hatton Heath Haughton Moss - Crewe and Nantwich Havannah Hawk Green Hawkwell Green Haymoor Green Hazel Grove Heald Green Heatley Heaton Chapel Heaton Mersey Heaton Moor Heaton Norris Heaviley Heavily Hebden Green Helsby Henbury Henhull Hetherson Green High Lane High Lane High Legh High Peak Higher Disley Higher Hurdsfield Higher Walton Higher Whitley Higher Wych Hightown Hockley Hodgehill Hollin Green Hollinlane Hollins Green Hollowmoor Heath Hollyhurst Holmes Chapel Hoo Green Hoole Hooton Horton Green Hough - Crewe Hough - Macclesfield Hough Green Houghton Green Howbeck Hulgrave Hulme Hulme Walfield Hulse Heath Hunterston Hurdsfield Hurleston Huxley Illidge Green Ince Jodrell Bank Keckwick Kelsall Kent Green Kenyon Kermincham Kerridge Kerridge end Kettleshulme Key Green Kidnal Kilnhouses Kingsley Kinsey Heath Knolls Green Knutsford Lach Dennis Lache Langley Latchford Lea Newbold Ledsham Ledsham Lee Green Leftwich Lightwood Green Lindow End Lingley Green Little Barrow Little Bollington Little Budworth Little Leigh Little Neston Little Saughall Little Stanney Little Sutton Little Town Littler Littleton Locking Stumps Long Green Longmoss Lostock Gralam LostockGreen Lower Bredbury Lower Kinnerton Lower Peover Lower Priory Lower Stretton Lower Walton Lower Whitley Lower Withington Lugsdale Lyme Green Lymm Macclesfield Macclesfield Forest Malkins Bank Malpas Manley Manley Common Marbury Marley Green Marple Marple Bridge Marston Marthall Martinscroft Marton - Macclesfield Marton - Warrington Maw Green Meadow Bank Mellor Mere Mere Heath Mickle Trafford Middlewich Midway Mill Brow Milton Green Mobberley Mollington Monks Heath Moore Morley Morley Green Moss End Mossbrow Mossley Moston Green Mottram St Andrew Mouldsworth Moulton Mount Pleasant Mow Cop Murdishaw Nantwich Ness Neston Nether Alderley New Lane End New Street Lane Newbold Astbury Newhall Newsbank Newton - Congleton Newton - Macclesfield Newton - Vale Royal Newtown - Chester Newtown - Crewe and Nantwich Newtown - Vale Royal No Man's Heath Norbury Norbury Common Norcott Brook Norley North Rode Northwich Norton Oakgrove Oakhanger Oakmere Oathills Occleston Offerton Old Hall Old Trafford Oldcastle Oldcastle Heath Ollerton Onston Orford Oscroft Oughtrington Over Over Alderley Over Peover Over Tabley Overpool Overton Overton Green Paddington Paddock Moor Padgate Palace Fields Parkgate - Knutsford Parkgate - Neston Parrah Green Partington Peckforton Penketh Peover Heath Pickmere Picton Pinsley Green Pipers Ash Plemstall Plumley Polelane Ends Pott Shrigley Poulton Poynton Prestbury Preston Brook Preston on the Hill Puddinglake Puddington Pulford Quarry Bank Quoisley Radmore Green Radway Green Rainow Ravensmoor Reaseheath Red Bull Reddish Rhiews Rhuddal Heath Ridley Ridley Wood Risley Rixton Rode Heath Rodeheath Romiley Rookery Rope Rostherne Row of Trees Rowton Royal's Green Rudheath Runcorn Rush Green Rushton Saighton Sale Salterswall Sandbach Sandiway Sandlow Green Sandymoor Sankey Bridges Saughall Scholar Green School Green Sealand Shavington Shipbrookhill Shocklach Shocklach Green Shotwick Siddington Sinderland Green Skellorn Green Smallwood Smethwick Green Smithy Green Smithy Green Snelson Somerford Somerford Booths Sound South Reddish South Wirral Spen Green Spodegreen Sproston Sproston Green Spurstow Stamford Bridge Stanthorne Stapeley Statham Stepping Hill Stoak Stockport Stockton Heath Stonehouse Stoneley Green Stretford Stretton - Chester Stretton - Warrington Strines Styal Sutton Lane Ends Sutton Weaver Swan Green Swettenham Swettenham Heath Sworton Heath Tabley Hill Tarporley Tarvin Tarvin Sands Tattenhall Thelwall Thorns Green Thornton Green Thornton le Moors Threapwood Thurlwood Tilston Tilstone Bank Tilstone Fearnall Timbersbrook Timperley Tiverton Toft Trafford Park Tushingham cum Grindley Twemlow Green Twiss Green Tytherington Upper Threapwood Upton Urmston Utkinton Walgherton Walker Barn Wallbridge Warburton Wardle Wardsend Warford Warmingham Warren Warrington Waverton Weaverham Wells Green Wervin West Bank West Timperley Westbrook Weston - Crewe Weston - Runcorn Wettenhall Whalley Range Wharton Wheelock Wheelock Heath Whitby Whitbyheath Whitegate Whiteley Green Widnes Wildboarclough Wilkesley Willaston - Crewe and Nantwich Willaston - Ellesmere Port and Neston Willington Corner Willow Green Wilmslow Wimbolds Trafford Wimboldsley Wincham Wincle Windlehurst Windyharbour Winnington Winsford Winterley Winwick Wirswall Wistaston Wistaston Green Withington Withington Green Woodbank Woodford Woodley Woolstanwood Woolston Worleston Wrenbury Wybunbury

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