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Crewe, a town in Cheshire, 34 miles S.E. of Liverpool. Formerly a plot of land in a township that took its name from Crewe Hall, the seat of Lord Crewe, the place sprang into importance fifty years ago, because it was the point at which five other great railway lines became connected with the London and North-Western system. The latter company established here works for the manufacture of locomotives and carriages, and a thriving settlement was soon called into existence. The population, amounting to about 20,000, is composed almost entirely of the company's servants.