Cheshire / Staffordshire - Congleton Road South, West Midlands, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 05.426 W 002° 15.461
30U E 549712 N 5882588
Quick Description: The border sign is located on Congleton Road South (A34) at the border between the counties of Cheshire and Staffordshire.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/5/2021 8:49:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM1435V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 6

Long Description:
The border sign is located on Congleton Road South (A34) at the border between the counties of Cheshire and Staffordshire.

The signs are mounted back to back and are situated on the left hand side of the road when travelling from Church Lawton in Cheshire towards Butt Lane in Staffordshire.

"Cheshire formerly the County Palatine of Chester is a county in the North West of England, bordering Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south, and Flintshire and Wrexham County Borough in Wales to the west. Cheshire's county town is the City of Chester, the largest town is Warrington. Other major towns include Crewe, Runcorn, Widnes, Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield, Winsford and Northwich.
The county covers 905 square miles (2,344 km2) and has a population of around 1 million. It is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages supporting the agricultural and other industries which produce Cheshire cheese, salt, chemicals and silk." SOURCE: (visit link)

Cheshire East Council was established in April 2009 as part of the structural changes to local government in England. Re-branding took place and the ‘Wheatsheaf’ logo of Cheshire East Council can be seen in the top right hand corner of the sign.

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"Staffordshire postal abbreviation Staffs, is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, the West Midlands County and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.
The largest settlement in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent, which is administered as an independent unitary authority, separately from the rest of the county. Lichfield is a cathedral city. Other major settlements include Stafford, Burton upon Trent, Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Rugeley, Leek, and Tamworth.

Other towns include Stone, Cheadle, Uttoxeter, Hednesford, Brewood, Burntwood/Chasetown, Kidsgrove, Eccleshall, Biddulph, Penkridge and the large villages of Wombourne, Kinver, Tutbury, Alrewas, Barton-under-Needwood, Stretton and Abbots Bromley. Cannock Chase AONB is within the county as well as parts of the National Forest and the Peak District national park.

Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich and Smethwick are within the historic county boundaries of Staffordshire, but since 1974 have been part of the West Midlands county.

Apart from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire is divided into the districts of Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands, and Tamworth."
SOURCE: (visit link)
Type Of Crossing: County (in applicable countries)

Where is the border located?: Urban Street

Welcome Center/Facilities: No

Visit Instructions:

-Your own picture of the signs or area. Discussing why it is you are crossing this border gets you bonus points.

-No one likes to read ‘TFTW’ and other unimaginitive visit logs.

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Mike_bjm visited Cheshire / Staffordshire - Congleton Road South, West Midlands, UK 6/25/2017 Mike_bjm visited it