Crewe

Crewe (/kr/) is a railway town and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East in Cheshire, England. The Crewe built-up area had a total population of 75,556 in 2011, which also covers parts of the adjacent civil parishes of Willaston, Shavington cum Gresty and Wistaston.[1]

Crewe
Town

Crewe town centre, looking towards the Market Hall
Crewe
Location within Cheshire
Population75,556 (built-up area, 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ705557
 London147 miles (237 km)[2] SE
Civil parish
  • Crewe
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCREWE
Postcode districtCW1-CW3
Dialling code01270
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
WebsiteCrewe Town Council
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire
53.099°N 2.44°W / 53.099; -2.44

Crewe is perhaps best known as a large railway junction and home to Crewe Works; for many years, it was a major railway engineering facility for manufacturing and overhauling locomotives, but now much reduced in size. From 1946 until 2002, it was also the home of Rolls-Royce motor car production. The Pyms Lane factory on the west of the town now exclusively produces Bentley motor cars. Crewe is 158 miles (254 km) north of London and 28 miles (45 km) south of Manchester city centre.