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The Dane, Cheshire

Historical Description

Dane, The, a river of Cheshire. It rises in Macclesfield Forest, near the Three-Shire-Mere, runs 4 miles southward, to the boundary with Staffordshire, then goes 3¼miles westward along that boundary, then proceeds 13 miles westward, past Congleton and Somerford to Middlewich, then runs 5½ miles north-westward to the Weaver at Northwich. The North Staffordshire railway crosses it on a twenty-arched viaduct,. 1254 feet long and 106 high.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online: