Basford, Cheshire

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Locomotives at Basford Hall Yard, Crewe (geograph 4085955).jpg
Locomotives at Basford Hall railway yard
Basford is located in Cheshire
Basford shown within Cheshire
Population 256 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ715522
Civil parish
  • Basford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CREWE
Postcode district CW2
Dialling code 01270
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°03′58″N 2°25′30″W / 53.066°N 2.425°W / 53.066; -2.425Coordinates: 53°03′58″N 2°25′30″W / 53.066°N 2.425°W / 53.066; -2.425

Basford is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, just south of Crewe. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 266, reducing slightly to 256 at the 2011 Census.[1]


The civil parish is administered jointly with the adjacent parish of Weston.[2] The Weston and Basford Parish Council meets monthly and discusses a wide range of community issues.[3] From 1974 the civil parish was served by Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, which was succeeded on 1 April 2009 by the new unitary authority of Cheshire East.[4] Basford falls in the parliamentary constituency of Crewe and Nantwich,[5] which has been represented by Edward Timpson since a by-election in 2008.


  1. ^ "Civil population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Cheshire East Council: Parish Council Details: Weston and Basford Parish Council (accessed 2 March 2012)
  3. ^ Weston & Basford Online: Parish Council (accessed 2 March 2012)
  4. ^ Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 Archived 17 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Cheshire County Council: Interactive Mapping: Crewe and Nantwich (accessed 27 January 2009)

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