Early years[ edit ] Early image of Crewe station c Platforms five and six are used primarily for express traffic along the West Coast Main Line. Crewe station looking NE and showing the six converging railway routes Crewe station was the first station to have its own adjacent railway hotel: The Crewe Arms, built in , and still in use. It was the also first to have completely independent rail lines built around it to ease traffic congestion. The station opened on 4 July on the Grand Junction Railway. The station was built in the township of Crewe , which formed part of the ancient parish of Barthomley. The township later became a civil parish in its own right, and, later still, was renamed Crewe Green to avoid confusion with the town of Crewe, which was adjacent to it. The station was at the point where the line crossed the turnpike road linking the Trent and Mersey and the Shropshire Union Canals.
Sir Randolph Crewe Crewe was the seat of the de Crewe or de Criwa family in the 12th and 13th centuries; they built a timber-framed manor house there in around His fortune derived from his successful practice in chancery and other London courts. He briefly served as Lord Chief Justice in —26, but was dismissed by Charles I for his refusal to endorse a forced loan without the consent of parliament.
Like most of the legal families of Cheshire, the Crewe family was parliamentarian , and the hall was used as a garrison. A contemporary diarist, Edward Burghall , vicar of nearby Acton , described the subsequent action:
Here you pick up a section of the North Cheshire Way to take you to the edge of the woodland, before turning around and picking up the Middle Walk trail to take you back down the hill.
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Email About At Marbury Country park you can wander along the mere with splendid views over the water to the church at Great Budworth, or explore the arboretum and community orchard. Children will enjoy the play area, close to the picnic area. Many of the features of the Country Park, including the lime avenues and the arboretum, are a legacy of the days when Marbury was a grand estate. The last hall, built in the s, was a fine looking house modelled on the French chateau at Fontainebleu, with an imposing carriage drive entrance.
The Friends of Anderton and Marbury FOAM are an active group who get involved in looking after both parks and have a busy programme of walks, talks, conservation tasks and events.
Nesfield’s plan for the north parterre Formal gardens were laid out around the house by W.
You start off at Coppenshall just north of Crewe and first head to Weston. This section takes you past Sandbach Flashes wetlands good for bird watching and also the tudor house at Haslington. The final section takes you back to Coppenshall from Acton, passing Henhull and Church Minsall on the way. This section also includes a pleasant section along the towpath of the Shropshire Union Canal.
Here you will find pretty waterfalls, pools and an old packhorse bridge. Near here you will pass the fascinating deep mossy chasm of Lud’s Church. The route also passes through the attractive town of Buxton and the delightful Buxton Country Park. The final section takes you through Hatton and past Appleton Reservoir before finishing at Stockton Heath in Warrington.
The walk starts from the Erwood Hall Car Park at the southern end of Erwood Reservoir but you could also start the walk at Buxton and follow the Midshires Way to the reservoirs. The route follows good footpaths along the western side of the two reservoirs before following the River Goyt to Fernilee. You can return the same way or follow the Midshires Way through the woodland above the reservoirs.
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In , the railway station was transferred from the civil parish of Crewe to the then municipal borough of Crewe.
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A long riverside section along the River Weaver from Frodsham to Northwich.
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There is a challenging climb near Broadbottom on this route but with fantastic views over the surrounding area.
It contains an overmantel featuring a relief of Plenty, considered to be original, and a large stone chimneypiece, which is believed to be the only surviving work by Blore on the interior.
It’s a beautiful area with the water surrounded by attractive woodland and the river feeding into Fernilee Reservoir at the northern end.