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  • Stockport Etchells was a township in Stockport ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8488), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1930 to become part of Cheadle & Gatley.
  • Included the hamlets of Gatley, Heald Green and Pimgate.
  • The population was 623 in 1801, 805 in 1851, and 1776 in 1901.

For the period after 1930, see Cheadle & Gatley.


  • Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Stockport Etchells.
  • Stockport: St. Thomas (Church of England). The district church for Stockport Etchells from 1839.
  • Gatley: St. James the Apostle (Church of England). The district church for Stockport Etchells from 1882.
  • Heald Green: St. Catherine (Church of England). Built in 1933 as a chapel to Gatley: St. James the Apostle, becoming a district church in 1958.
  • Heald Green: Christ Church (Romn Catholic). Opened by 1966.
  • Gatley, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Founded in 1778, closed in 1967. Registers of baptisms 1779-1944 and burials 1823-1950 are at Manchester Central Library.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Stockport 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

  • Stockport (1837-1930)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-1930)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1930 March 31 — Abolished and incorporated into Cheadle & Gatley (1572 acres, pop. 2087 in 1921)
You can see the administrative areas in which Stockport has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Stockport to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ895903 (Lat/Lon: 53.409397, -2.159427), Stockport which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Stockport Rural Sanitary District (1875-86)
  • Cheadle & Gatley Urban Sanitary District (1886-94)
  • Cheadle & Gatley Urban District (1894-1930)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1930)