Is Manchester in cheshire?
Asked in Airports, Train Travel
What is the closest airport to Cheshire in England?
Asked in Geography, England
Is cheshire in Manchester?
Yes, Yes is it Cheshire is a county in the North West of England and the County Town in Chester. It is bordered by Greater Manchester, but not in it ~ I know this sounds strange but at least one place (Stockport) is within the historic boundaries of the county of Cheshire, even the postal address is still Cheshire, but it is now part of Greater Manchester. Even stranger, within living memory, although Stockport was supposedly in Cheshire the parts of Stockport on the northerly side of the River Mersey were officially and historically in Lancashire. (the same as Manchester was)
Asked in Travel & Places, Airports, England, Manchester
Is Marple in Manchester or Cheshire?
It lies within the historic boundaries of Cheshire, although not administratively in the county of Cheshire. For administrative purposes it lies within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport which was created in 1974 as part of the new administrative metropolitan county of Greater Manchester under the guidelines of the Redcliffe Maud Report. The Government stated at the time that the new administrative/ metropolitan counties were not aimed at changing the the historic boundaries of counties or affecting the loyalties that residents hold the these counties; but rather improving the administrative functions of areas. Royal mail did not use Greater Manchester as a postal county due to confusion with the postal town of Manchester. Therefore residents may use their historic counties of Cheshire or Lancashire on postal addresses. So yes, It lies within the Historic Boundaries of Cheshire but administratively in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. Marple Bridge was once part of Derbyshire but this was transferred to Cheshire in the 1930's. It is of note that the Metropolitan County of Greater Manchester ceases to exist in an administrative form since 1986, although the county exists in law and for ceremonial purposes.