Visit Sandbach and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Sandbach, Cheshire. A small town of considerable industrial importance, which still preserves many interesting features connected with its long history. The winding streets, the cobbled market place and the rows of old timbered houses show connections with past ages of prosperity, but the outstanding historical possession of Sandbach is the pair of Anglo-Saxon crosses on a stone platform in the square. The taller of these is over 16 ft high and the shorter nearly 12 ft. It is believed that they were put here some 1,300 years ago to commemorate the conversion to Christianity of Paeda, the son of Penda, King of Mercia. After the Reformation the crosses were broken up and the pieces distributed about the area for use in building. In 1816 Dr Ormerod, the Cheshire historian, collected most of the fragments and had them restored to their original position. The weathered carvings are in rough bas-relief and depict Biblical scenes. These monuments are certainly among the earliest of their kind left in England.
Sandbach was once a salt town and later became the centre of the silk trade. Both of these industries continue to flourish under modern conditions, in the company, since 1901, of the giant Fodenís Motor Works, whose prizewinning band is well known to brass bandsmen everywhere.
Nearby cities: Stoke-on-Trent
Nearby towns: Congleton, Crewe, Holmes Chapel, Kidsgrove, Middlewich
Nearby villages: Allostock, Alsager, Arclid, Audley, Barthomley, Basford, Betchton, Betley, Burslem, Chatterley, Church Minshull, Elworth, Harecastle, Meadowbank, Mow Cop, Nantwich, Swettenham, Walgherton, Warmingham, Weston, Willaston, Winsford, Wybunbury
Have you decided to visit Sandbach or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Sandbach bed and breakfast (a Sandbach B&B or Sandbach b and b)
- a Sandbach guesthouse
- a Sandbach hotel (or motel)
- a Sandbach self-catering establishment, or
- other Sandbach accommodation