Mere, Cheshire

Mere is a civil parish and linear village along the old course of the A556 road in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, North West England, about 7 km (4.3 mi) south-west of Altrincham. Bucklow Hill is at its northeast end, and the Mere crossroads is at the southwest end. The village of Mere is about a mile long and has a varied stock of housing. Most houses are large and have ample gardens leading down to the lake; these are along the inner sides of a triangle formed by the A556, A50 and A5034 roads. Inside the triangle is a lake after which Mere was named, and a golf and country club.[1]

Mere
Entrance to the Mere Golf and Country Club.jpg
Entrance to the Mere Golf and Country Club
Mere is located in Cheshire
Mere
Mere
Location within Cheshire
OS grid referenceSJ729826
Civil parish
  • Mere
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKNUTSFORD
Postcode districtWA16
Dialling code01565
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Cheshire
53°20′20″N 2°24′22″W / 53.339°N 2.406°W / 53.339; -2.406Coordinates: 53°20′20″N 2°24′22″W / 53.339°N 2.406°W / 53.339; -2.406

GeographyEdit

The village of Mere has three hotels (The Swan, The Mere Resort and Spa (formerly known as Mere Golf and Country Club) and Mere Court Hotel), a filling station (Orchard Service Station), and two car dealers (Bucklow Hill Garage and Parkside Cars). At Hoo Green (about a kilometre west of Mere) is a hotel called The Kilton, and a post office which also functions as a newsagent and grocer. Knutsford and Altrincham are the nearest towns where a broader range of shops can be found. The Parish Club has facilities for bowling, cricket and snooker. The Mere Golf and Country Club (renamed The Mere Resort and Spa, or known just as The Mere, underwent large development plans which has seen the moving of the members area and pro shop, to accommodate the new hotel rooms) contains some of the top golf players of Cheshire, and houses a fairly competent league 2 tennis team.

TransportEdit

Motor traffic was a considerable problem for many years with approximately 60,000 cars traveling through Mere each day. The A556 bypass opened in 2017,[2] drastically reducing traffic problems and transforming the local roads[3]

Notable buildingsEdit

There are two halls in Mere: Mere Old Hall dates from the Regency period and has some decorative features in that style. Mere New Hall was built in 1834 and the architect used the style of the Elizabethan period. It is a brick-built mansion consisting of a medium-sized central block and a long L-shaped wing on one side. The central portion is symmetrical at the rear and has a porte-cochère at the front. The interiors are also in the Elizabethan style.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mere Golf and Country Club". Mere Golf and Country Club. Archived from the original on 8 September 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-39183315
  3. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/5-million-b-road-opens-as-a556-bypass-legacy
  4. ^ Pevsner, N. & Hubbard, E. (1971) Cheshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books; p. 279

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