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  • Godley was a township in Mottram-in-Longdendale ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9595), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1923 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Hyde.
  • It included the hamlets of Flowery Field (part) and Godley Hill.
  • The population was 270 in 1801, 1353 in 1851, and 1691 in 1901.

For the period after 1923, see Hyde.


See Hyde.

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

  • Ashton under Lyne (1837-1923)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-48)
  • Hyde (County) (1848-93)
  • Hyde (Borough) (1893-1923)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1923 October 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Hyde (645 acres, pop. 1735 in 1921)
You can see the administrative areas in which Godley 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 SJ958950 (Lat/Lon: 53.451733, -2.064718), Godley which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Hyde Urban Sanitary District (1875-81)
  • Hyde Municipal Borrough (1881-1923)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Ashton under Lyne (1837-1923)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1867-85)
  • Stalybridge &  Hyde (1885-1923)