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ROMILEY

"CHAD-KIRK, a chapelry in the parish of STOCKPORT, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 3½ miles (E. by S.) from Stockport, with which the population is returned. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £400 private benefaction, £600 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Rector of Stockport. The chapel is dedicated to St. Chadd." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

"ROMILY, or CHAD-KIRK, a chapelry in the parish of STOCKPORT, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 4 miles (E.) from Stockport, containing 1181 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, endowed with £400 private benefaction, £600 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Rector of Stockport. The chapel, dedicated to St. Chad, was rebuilt by subscription in 1746. The Peak Forest canal passes through the.parish. Arms." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Romiley was a township in Chadkirk Chapelry of Stockport ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9590), which became a civil parish in 1866.

  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Bredbury & Romiley and Marple.

  • It included the hamlets of Barlowfold, Chadkirk, Cherry Tree, Greave Fold and Lane Ends.
  • The population was 825 in 1801, 1364 in 1851, and 2416 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Bredbury & Romiley and Marple.

Churches

  • Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Romiley.
  • Chadkirk: St. Chad (Church of England). Founded in 1745 as a chapel to Stockport: St. Mary, becoming the district church for part of Romiley in 1876.
  • Werneth: St. Paul (Church of England). The district church for part of Romiley from 1877.
  • Romiley, Methodist Chapel (Primitive).
  • Romiley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Romiley 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 (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-1936)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Bredbury & Romiley (1158 acres, pop. 3722 in 1931) and Marple (31 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ941907 (Lat/Lon: 53.413065, -2.090235), Romiley which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Bredbury & Romiley Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Bredbury & Romiley Urban District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Hyde (1885-1915)
  • Macclesfield (1918-36)