Congleton, Cheshire East

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Congleton is a town in Cheshire East

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Congleton within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Congleton in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Congleton, mun. bor. and market town with ry. sta., Astbury par., E. Cheshire, 26 miles S. of Manchester and 157 miles NW. of London, 2572 ac., pop. 11,116; 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday; is a well-built town, on the banks of the Dane, a tributary of the Weaver. C. is a place of considerable antiquity, with charters dating from Edward III. The principal industry is the mfr. of silk, but there is also salt-making and coal-mining. C. has canal communication with Macclesfield, 8 miles NE.

Congleton in the Domesday Book

A village in Middlewich hundred, in the county of Cheshire. is a Good Stuff website.