Lea shown within Cheshire
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Lea is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, which lies to the north east of Audlem and to the south of Crewe. The parish is predominantly rural, but it includes the hamlet of Lea Forge (at ). Nearby villages include Betley, Blakenhall, Hough, Walgherton and Wybunbury.
Lea is administered by Doddington and District Parish Council, which also includes the parishes of Blakenhall, Bridgemere, Checkley cum Wrinehill, Doddington and Hunsterson. 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 . Lea falls in the parliamentary constituency of Crewe and Nantwich, which has been represented by Edward Timpson since a by-election in 2008.
Geography and transport
There is one listed building in the parish. This is a timber-framed house dating from the 16th century named Lea Hall, which was extended in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is designated by English Heritage at Grade II*. This grade is the middle of the three grades of listing designated by English Heritage, and is granted to "particularly important buildings of more than special interest".
- Genuki: Lea (near Crewe) (accessed 18 August 2007)
- Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Crewe and Nantwich Retrieved 2009-11-30
- Doddington and District Parish Council Official Web Site (accessed 18 August 2007)
- Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008
- Cheshire County Council: Interactive Mapping: Crewe and Nantwich (accessed 27 January 2009)
- Historic England, "Lea Hall (1138514)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 4 February 2014
- Listed Buildings, English Heritage, retrieved 4 February 2014
Media related to Lea, Cheshire at Wikimedia Commons