Blakenhall, Cheshire

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Blakenhall - Gonsley Cottages.jpg
Gonsley Cottages, Blakenhall
Blakenhall is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population283 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ718471
Civil parish
  • Blakenhall
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCW5
Dialling code01270
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°01′16″N 2°25′08″W / 53.021°N 2.419°W / 53.021; -2.419Coordinates: 53°01′16″N 2°25′08″W / 53.021°N 2.419°W / 53.021; -2.419

Blakenhall is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, about seven miles south-east of Nantwich. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 125, including the civil parishES of Checkley cum Wrinehill and Lea, Cheshire and increasing to 283 at the 2011 Census.[1]


Blakenhall is administered by Doddington and District Parish Council, which also includes the parishes of Bridgemere, Checkley cum Wrinehill, Doddington, Hunsterson and Lea.[2] 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.[3] Blakenhall falls in the parliamentary constituency of Crewe and Nantwich,[4] which has been represented by Edward Timpson since a by-election in 2008.

Listed building[edit]

The parish contains one building designated by English Heritage as a listed building. This is Blakenhall Farmhouse, which is listed at Grade II.[5] Grade II is the lowest of the three gradings given to listed buildings and is granted to "buildings of national importance and special interest".[6] The farmhouse dates from the 17th century, and is constructed in brick with a tiled roof. It is in two storeys, and has a three-bay entrance front with three gabled dormers. Inside the farmhouse is an inglenook with a bressumer.[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  2. ^ Doddington and District Parish Council Official Web Site Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 18 August 2007)
  3. ^ Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008 Archived May 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Cheshire County Council: Interactive Mapping: Crewe and Nantwich (accessed 27 January 2009)
  5. ^ a b Historic England, "Blakenhall Farmhouse (1330159)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 November 2013
  6. ^ Listed Buildings, English Heritage, 2010, archived from the original on 24 January 2013, retrieved 21 November 2013