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Welcome to the Cheshire WikiProject, a collaboration area and group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of the UK county, Cheshire. We aim to provide complete coverage on subjects related to Cheshire, by creating, expanding, and maintaining articles on people, places, and things resident or native to, or located in Cheshire. We are also the project which maintains the Cheshire Portal.

  • To improve all Wikipedia articles that are concerned with Cheshire, including its history, geography, people, constructions and buildings, establishments and customs so that as many as possible become Featured Articles.
  • To maintain, improve, and expand the Cheshire Portal.
  • Identify 'holes' or omissions in the coverage of Cheshire, and write new articles to remove them.
  • All relevant articles should be included in the Category:Cheshire or one of its subcategories.
  • Articles about all subjects related to Cheshire, including articles on people, places, and things resident or native to, or located in Cheshire.
  • The Cheshire Portal - its maintenance, expansion, and updating.


We shall try to follow the Wikipedia:Manual of Style for our articles.

Open tasks

The process of specifying open tasks is currently taking place on the project's talk page. Please feel free to join in.

Urgent Task

We need to begin to assess all articles that fall within our remit. The new assessments sub-page is now accessible here and can provide guidance on how to do this.

Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Cheshire: ·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2020-11-17

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

We also need to work on all articles that are flagged as needing some kind of cleanup. To help us identify these, a subscription to an automated tool has been made. The output from this should be found on Wikipedia:WikiProject_Cheshire/Cleanup_listing once the bot has done its run. It is updated every few months.


To join WikiProject Cheshire, edit this section and add # ~~~~ and any comments to the bottom of the following list of members.

  1.  DDStretch   (talk) 21:46, 30 December 2006 (UTC) - all over, but probably Crewe and Nantwich and Congleton boroughs in greater detail. (Born in Crewe, lived in Haslington until 1961, then became an exile until I was retired, at which point, I became a near-exile in Stoke-on-Trent. Local History of Cheshire is a significant leisure activity now.)
  2. -- SunStar Net talk 02:46, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
  3. Pixie2000 10:23, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
  4. JFBurton 17:16, 17 January 2007 (UTC) - East Cheshire ( Kettleshulme, Rainow)
  5. Richard B 13:29, 31 December 2006 (UTC) - particularly N.E. Cheshire.
  6. Regan123 - probably South Cheshire
  7. Phildav76 16:46, 31 December 2006 (UTC) - I designed the generic county template that is below.
  8. JimHxn - Maybe just Vale Royal but i'll see what i can do JimHxn 18:42, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
  9.  Twinney12   (talk) 17:10, 20 November 2007 (UTC) - 'Born & Bred' in Chester City. Participated in celebration of Queen's Coronation with sandwiches and cakes in the Cattle Market in that summer of '53 (Ahhhhhh, the ambience ... the smell - always reminds me of royalty!)
  10. Salinae Middlewich, Salt etc.
  11. Peter I. Vardy 12:24, 18 January 2007 (UTC) NW Cheshire, local history, heritage, churches
  12. Bobo12345 11:07, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
  13. Nev1 15:25, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
  14. SportingNonsense 09:53, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
  15. Cosmopolitancats 13:05, 28 January 2007 (UTC) - various, including history and local government reorganisation issues
  16. RickCraig 15:52, 5 April 2007 (UTC) - North Cheshire; Warrington, Lymm and Villages
  17. Snowy 1973 23:32, 10 April 2007 (UTC) - NW Cheshire (particularly South Wirral)
  18. clogs - can expand entries in/around Chester, and intend to create a page for Caldy Nature Park
  19. Jamesb1 - would like to contribute wherever I can. I Would like to focus on building up the information about Cheshire schools.
  20. Alex Hayes 12:56, 8 June 2007 (UTC) North Cheshire; Warrington, Lymm and Villages
  21. Big Moira 01:12, 24 July 2007 (UTC) - West Cheshire, specifically Ellesmere Port and Chester
  22. Steve Farrell 11:52, 27 July 2007 (UTC) - would like to concentrate mainly on local history, and the Chester/Ellesmere Port area in particular.
  23. (RT) 22:48, 1 August 2007 (UTC) - most things to do with Cheshire; but especially building a comprehensive gazetteer of places and the political geography of the county.
  24. Mothball - Can cover most of Cheshire, will probably concentrate on Ellesmere Port/South Wirral/Chester and Crewe/Nantwich areas.
  25. Espresso Addict 05:00, 10 August 2007 (UTC) -- Nantwich area, particularly interested in listed secular buildings and SSSIs
  26. Pjbeef 11:53, 26 August 2007 (UTC) - Chester.
  27. Coolhawks88 18:09 31 August 2007-Prestbury or any other area that are open.
  28. Neil  10:06, 17 September 2007 (UTC) - Chester, mainly. I won't be contributing that much but will help out where I can. Also have access to lots of local government information. If anyone needs any admin tasks relating to the project fast-tracking, give me a shout.
  29. Sam Harrison 23:58, 18 September 2007 (UTC) Chester, particularly Christleton High School, Christleton and Hoole.
  30. Bs0u60d3 16:44, 29 February 2008 (UTC). I've lived in Warrington all my life, and will try and contribute to this great county wherever I can.
  31. Joopercoopers ( talk) 15:41, 29 March 2008 (UTC) Architecture, photography, beer - based in south cheshire, but get over to chester, northwich etc. on regular basis - give me shout if you'd like anything photographing - I've just got a decent camera, so I'm keen to try it out...on everything.
  32. 安東尼 TALKies 15:16, 1 September 2008 (UTC) Hi I live and Study in Sandbach and have tried to Aid Navigation of Churches articles and will try to help articles in CBC
  33. Coldmachine Talk 23:49, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
  34. Floorhugger ( talk) 21:57, 5 November 2008 (UTC) I will be concentrating on the Crewe and Nantwich areas.
  35. Phill talk Edits Review this GA review! 21:34, 18 March 2009 (UTC) Sandbach and the surrounding area. Specialise in railways and sport.
  36. -- Scythre Talk Contribs 20:26, 13 August 2009 (UTC) -- NW Cheshire.
  37. Southdunedain ( talk) 21:02, 15 August 2009 (UTC) Cheshire County Council and SW Cheshire.
  38. Geopersona ( talk) 22:28, 16 January 2010 (UTC) Now an exile but a long-term resident with an interest in the county's geology and geography amongst other things.
  39. TimMassey An exile from nearby Staffordshire, now been in Macclesfield 20 years. Started the Roads in Cheshire listing November 2010 as listed in the To Do Section.
  40. Cesdeva 13:00, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
  41. Dadge 10 December 2017 From Congleton; hoping to add missing location pages and add historical governance info.

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Jonathan AgnewAdrian BoultNeil BrooksJames ChadwickJohn Douglas (architect)Reginald HeberLindow ManLittle Moreton HallManchester Ship CanalNorthern EnglandNorton PrioryJoseph PriestleyEdmund Sharpe

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M62 motorwayLottie DodJohn Vanbrugh

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List of churches preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust in Northern EnglandGrade I listed churches in CheshireList of castles in CheshireList of church restorations, amendments and furniture by John DouglasList of houses and associated buildings by John DouglasList of new churches by John DouglasList of non-ecclesiastical and non-residential works by John DouglasListed buildings in Runcorn (rural area)Listed buildings in Runcorn (urban area)Listed buildings in Widnes

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Overview of Harry Styles

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3rd (Volunteer) Battalion, Cheshire RegimentSt Mary's Church, ActonAdlington HallMuthu AlagappanAll Saints' Church, RuncornBen AmosSt Mary's Church, AstburyBeeston CastleBradwallThomas BrasseyBridgewater CanalBattle of BrunanburhSir John Brunner, 1st BaronetCapesthorne HallChester CanalChester CathedralChester RowsCholmondeley CastleChurche's MansionDaniel CraigCrewe Alexandra F.C.Crewe HallDarnhall AbbeyHilda Ellis DavidsonDeva VictrixDispute between Darnhall and Vale Royal AbbeyEaton Hall, CheshireEddisbury hill fortRowland Egerton-WarburtonGawsworth Old HallGoat towerThomas Harrison (architect)Jodrell Bank ObservatoryEddie Johnson (English footballer)Margaret Ursula JonesLovell TelescopeLyme ParkLevi MackinMaiden Castle, CheshireMiddlewichSt Mary's Church, NantwichSt Mary's Church, Nether AlderleyOne DirectionPeak DistrictPeckforton CastlePeter, Abbot of Vale RoyalPlegmundRiver WeaverMark Roberts (footballer, born 1983)Nick Robinson (journalist)Rode HallBattle of Rowton HeathRuncornHarry StylesTabley HouseRobert TattonStuart TomlinsonAlan TuringVale Royal AbbeyWidnesWilliam Windsor (goat)

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A500 roadHalton Castle

Did you know? articles

2–18 St Werburgh Street, Chester3–31 Northgate Street, ChesterA535 road9 Mill Street, Nantwich19–21 Sankey Street, Warrington30 Bridge Street, Chester31 and 33 Dee Banks, Chester39 Welsh Row, Nantwich78–94 Foregate Street, Chester116 Hospital Street, Nantwich140–142 Hospital Street, Nantwich2015 Cheshire West and Chester Council electionActon, CheshireAddleshaw TowerMuthu AlagappanThomas AlderseyAll Saints' Church, RuncornAll Saints Church, Scholar GreenWilliam Allen (banker)Arley HallSt Mary's Chapel, ArleyBache HallBall FarmBarnston MemorialChrist Church, BarntonBear and BilletBear's Paw Hotel, FrodshamDiana BeckBickerton HillBishop Lloyd's HouseBluecap MemorialBoer War Memorial, WinsfordBonewaldesthorne's TowerBooth MansionThomas BrasseyBridgemereTom BrittletonMolly Clutton-BrockNeil BrooksBattle of BrunanburhStatue of Sir John BrunnerBunbury AgreementBurleydamSarah BurtonHall CaineCapesthorne HallRosalind Howard, Countess of CarlisleCarnegie Library, RuncornCatalyst Science Discovery CentreDavid Chadwick (politician)James ChadwickChantry House, BunburyBlue Bell, ChesterChester CastleChester CathedralList of sections of Chester city walls and associated structuresChester College ChapelThe Chester Grosvenor HotelChester RacecourseRanulf le Meschin, 3rd Earl of ChesterChester Roman AmphitheatreChester RowsChester Shot TowerChester Town HallChester War MemorialChester city wallsCholmondestonChorley Old HallChurche's MansionCombermere AbbeyDisappearance of Rebecca CoriamWilliam Cotton (missionary)Crewe Alexandra F.C.Boer War Memorial, CreweCrewe HallListed buildings in CreweCrewe War MemorialCrown Hotel, NantwichCrypt ChambersAll Saints' Church, DaresburyDaresbury (Mersey flat)Selina DavenportHilda Ellis DavidsonDe laude CestrieDelamere ForestVin DensonListed buildings in Dodcott cum WilkesleyArthur Dodd (British Army soldier)John Douglas (architect)Cecil DuckworthDutton Horse BridgeEastgate and Eastgate ClockEddisbury hill fortMonument to Captain John Francis EgertonRowland Egerton-WarburtonEnglesea Brook Chapel and MuseumEquestrian statue of Viscount CombermereThe Falcon, ChesterFantasy-Sonata (John Ireland)Forests of Mara and MondremFour Counties RingGamul HouseGaskell Memorial Tower and King's Coffee HouseWilliam GaskellAlice E. GillingtonGoat towerGod's Providence House, ChesterAndor GommeGrappenhall Heys Walled GardenGreat BudworthListed buildings in Great BudworthAntony GreyGrosvenor Bridge (Chester)Grosvenor MuseumGrosvenor Park, ChesterSir Thomas Grosvenor, 3rd BaronetSt Mary's Church, HaleJames Hall (historian)HandbridgeHankelowList of works by Thomas HarrisonHatherton, CheshireHatherton FlushHenbury Hall, CheshireSol HerasSt John's Church, High LeghHockenhull PlattsRandle HolmeJohn Riley HoltSt Paul's Church, HootonHospital of St Lawrence, ActonHospital of St Nicholas, NantwichHough Hole HouseEdward HubbardRobert Spear HudsonSamuel HugginsWilliam Huggins (animal artist)Huxley HoardInce ManorMaria Elizabetha JacsonMargaret Ursula JonesJustice of ChesterKelsborrow CastleLibby LanePeter LeycesterList of castles in CheshireList of scheduled monuments in Cheshire (1066–1539)List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in CheshireJohn Hunter LittlerLower Huxley HallLyceum Theatre, CreweLyme Caxton MissalLymm HallListed buildings in LymmMacclesfield CastleMacclesfield CenotaphChrist Church, MacclesfieldMacclesfield F.C.Macclesfield ForestTommy MageeMaiden Castle, CheshireMarbury, CheshireMarbury Hall, Anderton with MarburyMark II (radio telescope)St James' and St Paul's Church, MartonMellor's GardensMinshull VernonStatue of Ludwig MondChurch of St. Cuthbert by the Forest1–5 Pillory Street, Nantwich46 High Street, NantwichNantwich BridgeNantwich CastleCongregational Chapel, NantwichCrewe Almshouses, NantwichNantwich Grammar SchoolWesleyan Methodist Church, NantwichWidows' Almshouses, NantwichNantwich WorkhouseNational Waterways Museum, Ellesmere PortNew Cheshire Salt WorksNorcliffe ChapelHoly Trinity Church, NorthwichListed buildings in NorthwichNorton PrioryOakfield ManorOakmere HallOddfellows' Hall, ChesterGeorge OrmerodWilliam Owen (architect)Bryony PageParker's Buildings, ChesterJoseph Partridge (historian)Gavin PattersonPawn Stars UKPeckforton CastlePeckfortonPeover HallPeover Hall Stable BlockTeresia Constantia PhillipsPhoenix Tower, ChesterSt Peter's Church, PlemstallPoole, CheshirePoole HallLyceum, Port SunlightPuddington Old HallQueen's Aid HouseHolly Quin-AnkrahSimon RadleyRamsdell HallRegent and Warwick HouseRocksavageJohn RomneyRookery HallRound Tower LodgeBridgewater House, RuncornRuncorn DocksRuncorn Town HallRuncorn signal boxKatharine Russell, Viscountess AmberleySaighton Grange GatehouseSaighton GrangeSt John the Evangelist's Church, WestonSt Lawrence's Church, StoakSt Mary's Church, WidnesSt Mary's School, EcclestonSt Oswald's Chambers, ChesterSt Werburgh's Mount, ChesterSt John the Evangelist's Church, SandiwaySankey Valley ParkShotwick HallShrigley HallSiege of ChesterDavid Simpson (priest)SnugburysSound, CheshireSound HeathHenrietta Stanley, Baroness Stanley of AlderleyMaude StanleyStanley PalaceOliver StarkeyStatue of Richard Grosvenor, Second Marquess of WestminsterStatue of St Christopher, Norton PrioryHarry StylesSutton Tunnel railway accidentSweetbriar HallTabley HouseTarporley Hunt ClubTatton HallTegg's NoseArnold ThornelySophie ThornhillThree Old ArchesTollemache AlmshousesJames TrubshawViola BeachWalmoor HillWarminghamHoly Trinity Church, WarringtonWarrington Town HallWater Tower, ChesterWaverton school and schoolmaster's houseRobert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of WestminsterMemorial to John WhitakerCharles WiggRoger WilbrahamRoger Wilbraham (MP)Wilbraham's Almshouses, NantwichWilliam Windsor (goat)Winnington HallBen WoodburnListed buildings in Wrenbury cum FrithWrexham Road Farm, EcclestonWright's Almshouses, Nantwich

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Improving Articles

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Articles up to becoming candidates for but not yet attaining Good Article (GA) status

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New articles

Please feel free to list your new Cheshire-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Page. The following articles have either been created or added to the Cheshire WikiProject recently:

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People are encouraged to nominate articles that fall within the scope of this project for appearance on the Did you know? box on the Main Page.

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