A view of Holmes Chapel
Holmes Chapel shown within Cheshire
|Population||5,669 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Holmes Chapel|
|Unitary authority||Cheshire East|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
Holmes Chapel is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority area of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. Until 1974 the parish was known as Church Hulme. Holmes Chapel is about 8 miles (13 km) north of Crewe and 21 miles (34 km) south of Manchester.
At the 2001 Census the population of the village was recorded as 5,669. According to the Index of Deprivation, the village ranks as the 18th least deprived ward in the United Kingdom (out of 8,414). Holmes Chapel railway station has services to Manchester and Crewe, making the village convenient for commuters. Swettenham Meadows Nature Reserve lies 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of the village and Goostrey lies to the north.
The village has a number of public houses. There is also a shopping precinct with a supermarket, fish and chip shop, off licence, pizzeria, bookmakers, estate agent, a chemist and a library, there is also a hardware shop and a bakery. The village has one secondary school, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, and two primary schools: Holmes Chapel Primary School and Hermitage Primary School.
Holmes Chapel, set within the Cheshire Plain, lies on the mid-reaches of the River Dane as it meanders its way around the north end of the village. The village is within the Unitary Authority district of Cheshire East, and used to be administered by Congleton borough.
St Luke's Church was built in about 1430. Originally half-timbered, the brick walls encasing the nave and chancel are later additions. It was designated a Grade I listed building on 14 February 1967.
Harry Styles, member of One Direction, was a resident of the village and attended Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School. Since coming third in the 2010 series of The X Factor UK, Styles has moved to London but returns home to Holmes Chapel during rest periods of touring with his band mates.
- "2001 Census: Holmes Chapel", Office for National Statistics, retrieved 4 November 2008
- "Cheshire Towns & Parishes: Holmes Chapel", GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy, retrieved 4 November 2008
- "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
- English Heritage, "Church of St Luke (1231322)", National Heritage List for England
- "Harry Styles has got the X Factor in Holmes Chapel". BBC. 17 November 2010.
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