is a town in the county
in the north west of England
, on the banks of the River Dane
. It is thought to have been a Roman settlement, and in 1272 it received its charter to hold fairs and markets. King Edward I
granted permission to build a mill. Congleton became an important centre of textile production, especially lace and leather gloves.
The district of Congleton includes Congleton itself, Alsager, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich and Sandbach.