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STALYBRIDGE

  • Stalybridge was a civil parish (SJ 9798) created in 1894 out of Stayley and part of Dukinfield (in Cheshire) and part of Ashton under Lyne (Lancashire).
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Greater Manchester.
  • It includes the hamlets of Bower Fold, Castle Hall, Cocker Hill, Copley, Fern Bank, Higher Hydegreen, Hydes, Millbrook, Ridge Hill, Souracre, Sun Green and Woodlands.
  • The population was 27673 in 1901, 22541 in 1951, and 25806 in 2001.

For the period before 1894, see Stayley, Dukinfield and Ashton under Lyne (Lancashire).

Churches

  • Mottram In Longdendale: St. Michael (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Stayley.
  • Stalybridge: Old St. George (Church of England), Cocker Hill. Created a separate parish in 1798 from part of Ashton under Lyne township (Lancashire). Registers start in 1776. Registers 1864-1906 are in Manchester Central Library, and Bishop's Transcripts 1782-1820 are in Lancashire Record Office.
  • Stalybridge: St. Paul (Church of England). The district church for the township of Stayley from 1840.
  • Stalybridge: New St. George (Church of England). A separate parish from 1847, comprising part of Ashton-under-Lyne township. Registers start in 1840. Registers of marriages 1841-1901 are in Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge: Holy Trinity, Castle Hall (Church of England). A district church for part of Dukinfield from 1846, which became part of Stalybridge in 1894.
  • Micklehurst: All Saints (Church of England). A district church for part of the township of Stayley from 1863.
  • Stalybridge: Christ Church (Church of England). The district church for part of Dukinfield from 1880, which became part of Stalybridge in 1894. Closed in 1976.
  • Micklehurst: All Saints (Church of England). Founded in 1895 as a chapel to Millbrook: St. James, becoming a district church in 1962.
  • Stalybridge: St. Peter (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1838.
  • Millbrook: St. Raphael (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1958.
  • Stalybridge, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel (Particular), Cross Leach Street. Founded in 1813, Built in 1836. Registers 1807-1837 are at Lancashire Record Office.
  • Stalybridge, Mount Pleasant (Mount Olive) Baptist Chapel. Founded in 1804, Built in 1819 in Cross Street, rebuilt in 1846 in Wakefield Road. Registers 1809-1837 are at Lancashire Record Office. Registers 1846-1939 are in Tameside Library.
  • Stalybridge, Bethel Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Founded in 1798, Built in 1831. Registers 1798-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office. Registers of baptisms and marriages 1838-1956 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Gospel Mission Room, Key Street.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Caroline Street. Founded in 1762, Built in 1815, rebuilt in 1872. Registers 1812-1837 are at Lancashire Record Office. Registers of baptisms 1839-1874 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Grasscroft Street/Canal Street. Founded in 1827, Built in 1892. Registers of baptisms 1845-1957 and marriages 1915-1957 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion), Grosvenor Square. Registers 1839-1842 are at Tameside Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Free), Booth Street. Built in 1849, rebuilt in 1877. Registers of baptisms 1865-1965 and marriages 1901-1963 are at Manchester Central Library.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Portland Street. Built in 1864, closed in 1869.
  • Stalybridge, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Blandford Street. Founded in 1869.
  • Millbrook, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan).
  • Millbrook, Mount Tabor Methodist Chapel (New Connexion).
  • Stalybridge, Spiritualist Church, Castle Street.
  • Stalybridge, Spiritualist Church, Corporation Street.
  • Stalybridge, Unitarian Chapel (Primitive), Canal Street. Founded in 1860, Built in 1870.
  • Stalybridge, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Melbourne Street. Built in 1830, rebuilt in 1861. Registers 1789-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office and Lancashire Record Office.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Stalybridge 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 (1894-1937)
  • Hyde (1937-74)
  • Tameside (1974+)

Court Records

  • Stalybridge (Borough) (1894-1974)
  • South Tameside (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1894 — Created from the whole of Stayley (pop. 8570 in 1901), and the parts in Stalybridge Municipal Borough of Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire (pop. 7402 in 1901), Dukinfield (pop. 11701 in 1901)  and
  • 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Matley (58 acres, pop. 147 in 1931)

You can see the administrative areas in which Stalybridge 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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Politics and Government

  • Stalybridge Municipal Borough (1894-1974)
  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough [Greater Manchester] (1974+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Ashton under Lyne

Voting Registers

  • Stalybridge & Hyde (1894-1974)