Leek Through the Ages

Leek Through the Ages

Cheddleton & District Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th November 2014

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Cheddleton and its surroundings have changed and developed over the last century.
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ISBN
9781445633954

Cheddleton is located on the road from Leek to Cheadle, settled in the rolling landscape of North Staffordshire. For a village, there is far more to Cheddleton than meets the eye. It boasts a number of grand gentlemen’s residences, mostly still occupied as private homes, a beautiful cruck-framed farmhouse and two museums; one dedicated to the railway, and the other to the village’s watermills and industrial past. It has the River Churnet, the Caldon, a canal, three pubs, three shops and a post office.


For more than a century, it was also the home of the county asylum, housing 600–800 psychiatric patients. Then there are the people: Cheddleton boasts a multi medal winning Olympian, and connections with George Gilbert-Scott, William Morris and Vera Brittain. Compare this with other villages or even small towns, and you will feel that Cheddleton really is a richly interesting place with a friendly and welcoming community.

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