- Chesterton, Staffordshire
Chesterton shown within Staffordshire
Population 7,111 (2001 census) OS grid reference District Newcastle-under-Lyme Shire county Staffordshire Region West Midlands Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town Newcastle, Staffs Postcode district ST5 Dialling code 01782 Police Staffordshire Fire Staffordshire Ambulance West Midlands EU Parliament West Midlands UK Parliament Newcastle-under-Lyme List of places: UK • England • Staffordshire
Chesterton is the second largest individual ward in the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, of which Kidsgrove is the largest. In the 2001 census, Chesterton's population stood at 7,111.
Chesterton was a parish in the Wolstanton Rural District from 1894 to 1904. Following that, it became part of the Wolstanton United Urban District until 1932, when it was added to the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme. The main employer in Chesterton was Holditch Colliery. The colliery employed 1,500 men and mined ironstone in addition to coal. Despite heavy investment in the 1960s and 1970s the colliery closed down in 1988, just three years after the end of the year long miners' strike. Many of the miners transferred to nearby Silvedale Colliery, which itself closed down on Christmas Eve 1998. The current site of Holditch Colliery is now a large business park with warehouses and was where a large Vodafone call centre stood until the building was vacated in November 2009.
It has a small secondary school, Chesterton Community Sports College, that has just under 500 pupils, and four primary schools, Churchfields Primary, Chesterton Primary, Crackley Bank Primary and St.Chads Primary.
Chesterton is home to six churches, Chesterton Holy Trinity Church, Elim Pentecostal Church, St Johns the Evangelist Church, Holy Trinity C of E Church, Chesterton URC and St Chads Church.
Places of interest
- Frank Bowyer, footballer
- Ken Downing, motor racing driver
- Tony Loska, footballer
- Ian Moores, footballer
- Mike (Mick) Pejic , Stoke City and England International Footballer
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