Holmes Chapel

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Holmes Chapel
Holmes Chapel.jpg
A view of Holmes Chapel
Holmes Chapel is located in Cheshire
Holmes Chapel
Holmes Chapel
 Holmes Chapel shown within Cheshire
Population 5,669 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ765675
Civil parish Holmes Chapel
Unitary authority Cheshire East
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CREWE
Postcode district CW4
Dialling code 01477
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Congleton
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

Coordinates: 53°12′14″N 2°21′11″W / 53.204°N 2.353°W / 53.204; -2.353

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.[2] 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.[1] 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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Holmes Chapel has been twinned with Bessancourt, France, since 1980.[3]

Religion[edit]

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.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: Holmes Chapel", Office for National Statistics, retrieved 4 November 2008 
  2. ^ "Cheshire Towns & Parishes: Holmes Chapel", GENUKI UK & Ireland Genealogy, retrieved 4 November 2008 
  3. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  4. ^ English Heritage, "Church of St Luke (1231322)", National Heritage List for England 

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