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  • Disley was a township and chapelry in Stockport ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8990), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1894 the Newtown and Furness Vale areas were transferred to the county of Derbyshire.
  • In 1936 there were further alterations to the county boundary with Lancashire.
  • It includes the hamlets of Cockshead, Danebank, Hagg Bank, High Lane (part), Jackson's Edge, Lane Ends, Lightalders, Newtown (part, mainly in Derbyshire) and Woodend.
  • The population was 995 in 1801, 2225 in 1851, 2827 in 1901, 2865 in 1951, and 4301 in 2001.


  • Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Disley.
  • Disley: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England). An ancient chapel to Stockport: St. Mary, which became the district church for the township of Disley in 1913.
  • Disley, Baptist Union Chapel, Buxton Road. Built in 1893.
  • Disley, Methodist Chapel, Buxton Road (Wesleyan). Founded in 1805, rebuilt in 1906. Registers of baptisms 1875-1907 and 1927-1932 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Furness Vale, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). ReBuilt in 1884.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Disley area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

  • Hayfield (1837-1937)
  • North East Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Macclesfield (1974-98)
  • Cheshire East (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-1974)
  • Macclesfield (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of New Mills, Derbyshire (6 acres, pop. 0 in 1931) and part of Yeardsley cum Whaley (96 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Disley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ973846 (Lat/Lon: 53.358260, -2.042038), Disley which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Hayfield Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • New Mills Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Disley Rural District (1894-1974).

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1915)
  • Macclesfield (1918-74)