Knutsford, Cheshire East

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Knutsford is a town in Cheshire East

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

Knutsford in historic gazetteers

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

Knutsford, market town and par. with ry. sta., Cheshire, in N. of co., near river Birken, 7 miles NW. of Northwich, 15 miles SW. of Manchester, and 172 NW. of London by rail--par., 4931 ac., pop. 4859; town (comprising Nether Knutsford township and part of the township of Over Knutsford), pop. 4290; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Knutsford (supposed to have been originally Canutes Ford) is a town of great antiquity; it occupies a pleasant and healthy situation on high ground, and contains many fine residences of Manchester merchants. The town possesses a grammar school, established prior to the Reformation. The mfrs. of cotton, worsted, and leather goods are the chief industries. Knutsford par. contains the townships of Nether Knutsford, 793 ac., pop. 3895, and Over Knutsford, 967 ac., pop. 410.

Knutsford in the Domesday Book

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