Wilmslow

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Wilmslow
Wilmslow Church.jpg
St Bartholomew's Church, Wilmslow
Population24,497 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSJ840810
Civil parish
  • Wilmslow
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWILMSLOW
Postcode districtSK9
Dialling code01625
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

Wilmslow is a small town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It falls within the Cheshire Golden Triangle and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the UK after Central London.

The 2011 census revealed that the population of Wilmslow was 24,497.

The name "Wilmslow" derives from the Anglo-Saxon "Wīghelmes hlāw" meaning "mound of a man called Wīghelm".

The town has a railway station on the Crewe–Manchester line. The station has direct trains to Manchester Airport, Manchester itself, London, Liverpool, Crewe, Shrewsbury and South Wales.

Mathematician, computer scientist and logician Alan Turing died in the town. However, the actual reason for his death, which is said to be suicide, is still disputed.

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