What is cheshire?


Cheshire ( /ˈtʃɛʃər/ or /ˈtʃɛʃɪər/; also known as the County Palatine of Chester, and archaically, as the County of Chester; abbreviated Ches.) is a ceremonial county in North West England. Cheshire's county town is the city of Chester, although the largest town since county boundary changes in 1974 is Warrington (moved from Lancashire for administrative purposes in 1974). Other major towns include Widnes (also moved from Lancashire in 1974), Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Winsford, Northwich, and Wilmslow. Historically the county contained the Wirral, Stockport, Altrincham and other towns. The county is bordered by Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south, and Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales to the west. The county is a part of the Welsh Marches.

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Astle - Origin in Cheshire
... While the spelling 'Astles' prevails in Cheshire, the regular spelling of 'Astle' is also common ... As the Danes occupied Cheshire via the west coast, it is possible that other men named 'Asketil' lent their name to the people of the region ...
Grosvenor Museum
... Grosvenor Museum is in Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, England ... and Archaeology, with Schools of Science and Art, for Chester, Cheshire and North Wales ... name from the family name of the Dukes of Westminster, who are major landowners in Cheshire ...
Garswood United A.F.C. - History
... They joined Division Two of the Mid-Cheshire League in 1988 ... but then left the league to return to the Mid-Cheshire League, which was renamed the Cheshire League in 2007 ...

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    The order of the world is always right—such is the judgment of God. For God has departed, but he has left his judgment behind, the way the Cheshire Cat left his grin.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)