Alderley Edge is a village and civil parish within the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 4,409.
Alderley Edge lies some 5 miles (8 km) to the northwest of Macclesfield and 12 miles (19 km) south of Manchester. It is situated at the base of a steep and thickly wooded sandstone ridge - Alderley Edge, which is the area's chief topographical feature. Alderley Edge overlooks the Cheshire Plain.
Alderley Edge, like its neighbour Wilmslow, is famous for its affluence and expensive houses. It has a selection of cafes and designer shops, and has attracted numerous Premier League footballers, actors and multi-millionaire North-Western business people that live in and around the Wilmslow area. It is one of the most expensive and sought-after places to live in the UK outside of central London.
For the purposes of the Office for National Statistics, Alderley Edge forms part of the Greater Manchester Urban Area.
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... He grew up not far away, on Alderley Edge, a well-to-do rural Cheshire village that by this time had effectively become a suburb of Manchester ... Garner's ancestry had been connected to Alderley Edge since at least the 16th century, with Alan tracing his lineage back to the death of William Garner in 1592 ... teaching their children the folk tales about The Edge, which included a description of a king and his army of knights that slept under it, guarded by a wizard, and in the mid 19th century, Alan's great ...
... arrival of the railway, much of the area now known as Alderley Edge was called Chorley ... is also retained in the 14th century Chorley Old Hall, to the south-west of Alderley Edge The railway also gave Alderley Edge its current name ... So, in 1880 they renamed it Alderley Edge against much opposition, taking the old name for the village and the name of the sandstone escarpment already known as The Edge ...
323235 spent 6 months out of action after derailing at Alderley Edge ... on 13 September 2008 when shortly after operating the 2331 Deansgate to Alderley Edge service 323235 had run ECS into the up siding and was returning to ... The return to service of 323231 saw a diagram on peak time Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge revert to class 323 operation instead of Pacer operation ...
... Alderley Edge has a thriving Junior football club in Alderley Athletic JFC who play on the Council owned fields on Chorley Hall Lane ...
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“It was her stern necessity: all things
Are of one pattern made; bird, beast, and flower,
Deceive us, seeming to be many things,
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