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A view of Chelford
Chelford is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population1,174 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ814749
Civil parish
  • Chelford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSK11
Dialling code01625
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
53°16′12″N 2°16′44″W / 53.270°N 2.279°W / 53.270; -2.279Coordinates: 53°16′12″N 2°16′44″W / 53.270°N 2.279°W / 53.270; -2.279

Chelford is a village and civil parish in Cheshire, England, near to the junction of the A537 and A535 roads six miles (10 km) west of Macclesfield and six miles south-east of Knutsford, and is part of the Tatton constituency. It is served by Chelford railway station on the line between Crewe and Manchester. At the 2011 census, Chelford had a population of 1,174.[1] Almost all inhabitants of the village live on one estate where the only way in or out is via the main road. The civil parish includes the hamlet of Astle.

Chelford is near the Capesthorne Estate and surrounded by farmland. Local amenities include St John's church, the burial place of former world champion racing cyclist Reg Harris and the venue for an annual cyclists' Christmas Carol service, a post office, a pub/restaurant called The Egerton Arms, and an agricultural supplies business, Chelford Farm Supplies.

A large cattle market was held at Chelford every Monday for over a century, but closed in 2017, the last day of sales being 30 March; business has been transferred to the market at Beeston, and the site is now to be used for housing. As at 17 November 2019 a current Google Earth air view shows the Chelford Market buildings demolished, leaving only foundations.

In 1894, 14 people died in the Chelford rail accident.[2]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  2. ^ Marindin, Major F.A. (18 January 1895). BOT Accident Report Chelford 1894 (pdf). London: Board of Trade. Retrieved 7 November 2017.

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