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Shropshire Union nr Henhullbridge Fm.jpg
The Shropshire Union Canal main line at Hurleston
Hurleston is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population64 (2001)
OS grid referenceSJ620550
Civil parish
  • Hurleston
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCW5
Dialling code01270
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°05′28″N 2°34′01″W / 53.091°N 2.567°W / 53.091; -2.567Coordinates: 53°05′28″N 2°34′01″W / 53.091°N 2.567°W / 53.091; -2.567

Hurleston is a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, which lies to the north west of Nantwich. The parish is predominantly rural with scattered farms and buildings and no settlements. Nearby villages include Barbridge, Burland, Radmore Green, Rease Heath and Stoke Bank.

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 64.[1] At the 2011 Census the population remained less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Stoke, Cheshire East.


Hurleston is administered by Stoke and Hurleston Parish Council jointly with the adjacent civil parish of Stoke.[2] From 1974 the civil parish was served by Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, which was succeeded on 1 April 2009 by the unitary authority of Cheshire East.[3] Hurleston falls in the parliamentary constituency of Eddisbury,[4] which has been represented by Antoinette Sandbach since 2015, after being represented by Stephen O'Brien (1999–2015).

Hurleston Locks on the Llangollen Canal

Geography and transport[edit]

The civil parish includes several small deciduous and mixed woodlands including Bachehouse Covert, and also the mere of Bachehouse Pool and most of Hurleston Reservoir.[5]

The Shropshire Union Canal splits into two branches at Hurleston Junction and both branches run through the parish. The main line runs north–south, while the Llangollen branch at first runs westwards, descending 34 feet via the four Hurleston Locks, and then turns southwards.[5] The A51 runs north–south through the parish, crossing the Llangollen branch of the canal at Hurleston Bridge. The A534 forms part of the southern boundary of the civil parish.[5]

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