Please forward this error screen to 64. Please forward this error screen to 64. Congleton is a town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial content rules ann handley pdf of Cheshire, England.
Manchester and to the west of the Macclesfield Canal. At the 2011 Census, the parish had a population of 26,482.
Of unknown origin, the first recorded reference to the town’s name was in 1282, when it was spelt Congelton. The element Congle could relate to the old Norse kang meaning a bend followed by the element the Old English tun meaning settlement. The first settlements in the Congleton area were Neolithic.
Stone Age and Bronze Age artefacts have been found in the town. Congleton was once thought to have been a Roman settlement, although there is no archaeological or documentary evidence to support this. Congleton became a market town after Vikings destroyed nearby Davenport.