Geography - Cheadle is situated south of the Staffordshire Moor lands.

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Geography coursework                 Emma Walford

Cheadle is situated south of the Staffordshire Moor lands, 8 miles east of the potteries conurbation. Leek, the administrative centre of the district lies 12 miles North of Cheadle.

           The general are comprises a broad valley, running from North to South between sandstone ridges. The valley contains a number of watercourses running form North to South, particularly Cecilly Brook which joins the river Tean to the south of the town in the Mobberley area. Part of this area is underlain by coal measures. East of the area is the attractive valley of the River Churnet, further east is the southern most extremes of the Pennines.

          Cheadle developed on the lower slope of what is known as monk house hill, it seems likely Cheadle was established in Saxon times. The first record of the town is in the Doomsday book under the name “celle” which is derived from Creoles meaning merchant or trader. Cheadle has a long history of trading since the time of Henry III. Location factors include Flat land; Valley for shelter, clay, sandstone and coal measures for industry, good communicational prospects and the River Tean was good for domestic water. Cheadle developed as a trading centre for its surrounding rural area and still is a primary function.

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         In late 17th century Cheadle developed as a significant centre for a large farming area and coal mining had become important

        At the beginning of the 18th century the manufacturing industry included a large tape works and a brass and copper works on the river Tean, south of the town.

          In 1830 the population of Cheadle was 4119, and Cheadle was the centre of tape manufacturing (the largest in Europe), the tape industry provided 3000 employees from Cheadle and the surrounding districts.

          In 1901 ...

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