Rode Heath

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There is also a hamlet called Rodeheath in the parish of North Rode, near Macclesfield.
Rode Heath
Rode Heath is located in Cheshire
Rode Heath
Rode Heath
Rode Heath shown within Cheshire
Population 2,150 [1]
OS grid reference SJ806573
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stoke-on-Trent
Postcode district ST7
Dialling code 01270
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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CheshireCoordinates: 53°06′47″N 2°17′27″W / 53.112933°N 2.290755°W / 53.112933; -2.290755

Rode Heath is a small village in the civil parish of Odd Rode, within the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of in Cheshire, England near Alsager.[2] According to the 2001 census, Rode Heath had a population of 2,150.[1] The village was previously two villages, Rode Heath and Thurlwood. Since extensive housing developments in Thurlwood the two are known simply as Rode Heath.

The Trent and Mersey Canal runs through Rode Heath. The village has two pubs, a primary school, post office, shop and takeaway. There are two churches; the Church of the Good Shepherd, one of the three churches that make up the Parish of Odd Rode, and the Rhema Mission Church. (Rode Heath Chapel) [3] Close by is Rode Hall, which gardens are a tourist attraction.[4] The current owner of Rode Hall is Lady Wilbraham.

The village has a number of gentle walks along the canal and through the countryside, popular with dog walkers.


In the past, Rode Heath and Thurlwood were separate settlements. There was from 1864 to 1962 a Primitive Methodist Chapel in Thurlwood. Many of the original inhabitants of Thurlwood were Canal Boat families and some of the older houses such as those in Faram's Road, had stables for the horses which towed the boats. Rode Heath and Thurlwood are now effectively joined, although the major 'link' and where you can see the end of one village lies on the southernmost lock.


  1. ^ a b 2001 census data
  2. ^ Parish of Odd Rode website. Retrieval Date: 10 August 2007.
  3. ^ Rhema Mission website Retrieval Date: 17 March 2014.
  4. ^ Rode Hall web site Retrieval Date: 19 November 2009.