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Cheshire place-names

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Full name Cheshire
Abbreviation Ches
Coordinates 53.166666666667, -2.5833333333333
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Localities named after Robin Hood (or members of his band) in Cheshire. Click locality marker for link to locality. Historic county boundary coordinates provided by the Historic Counties Trust.
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-02-27.

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County description

The Historic Counties Trust describes Cheshire as follows:

West to east, Cheshire reaches from the windswept Wirral peninsula up into the Peak District. The north encompasses industrial towns and the suburbs from Manchester and Liverpool, fading into the agricultural south of the county. Cheshire has been called "the Surrey of the North". The City of Chester retains many mediæval features, including the only surviving complete town wall walk. Inland Cheshire forms a vast plain separating the mountains of Wales from the Peak District of Derbyshire. In the Cheshire plain are fine oak woodlands and countless small lakes or meres. At the county's western extremity is the Wirral, a flat peninsula some 12 miles long by 7 miles wide separating the Dee and the Mersey. The Wirral is now largely urbanized. At its easternmost extremity the parish of Tintwistle runs up into the Peaks; a narrow strip between Derbyshire and Lancashire. Cheshire excels in dairy farming, resulting in Cheshire cheese. Much of central Cheshire is a salt-mining area, as it has been since Saxon times, chiefly around Nantwich, Northwich and Middlewich. There are also coal and iron mines.

Main Towns: Altrincham, Birkenhead, Chester, Crewe, Halton, Hoylake, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Sale, Stalybridge, Stockport, Wilmslow.
Main Rivers: Dee, Mersey, Weaver, Dane.
Highlights: Alderley Edge; Chester; Little Moreton Hall; Jodrell Bank Observatory.
Highest Point: Black Hill, 581.56 m.
Area: 2659.92 km.[1]

Chronology

18th century

Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 18th century.

19th century

Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 19th century.

20th century

Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 20th century.

21st century

Robin Hood-related place-names first documented in the 21st century.

Unknown century

Robin Hood-related place-names whose century of first occurrence is unknown.

Literary locales

Literary locales etc. in the historical West Riding of Yorkshire.

All localities

Place-name clusters

Clusters of Robin Hood place-names, localities with local traditions, literary locales etc. in Cheshireplace-names.

Lists and gazetteers

Background

Notes

  1. The Historic Counties Trust has kindly allowed me to quote its county descriptions in toto. I have converted square miles to km2 and feet to m.