Crewe (//) is a railway town and civil parish within the borough of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of 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.
Crewe town centre, looking towards the Market Hall
|Population||75,556 (built-up area, 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||147 miles (237 km) SE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Website||Crewe Town Council|
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.