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STOCKPORT

  • Stockport was a township and borough in Stockport ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 8990), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Greater Manchester.
  • It includes the hamlets of Barlowfold, Brinksway (part), Cale Green, Carr Green, Daw Bank, Great Moor, Heaviley, Hempshaw Brook, Hillgate, Hope Hill, Little Moor and Shaw Heath.
  • The population of Stockport was 14830 in 1801, 30589 in 1851, 78897 in 1901, 141650 in 1951, and 130031 in 2001.

Cemeteries

  • Stockport Cemetery, Heaviley. Opened 1838 (50 acres).
  • Willow Grove Cemetery, Reddish. Opened 1877 (17 acres).

Churches

  • Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Stockport.
  • Stockport: St. Peter (Church of England). Founded in 1765 as a chapel to St. Mary the Virgin, becoming the district church for part of Stockport in 1838.
  • Stockport: St. Thomas (Church of England). Founded in 1825 as a chapel to St. Mary, becoming a district church for part of Stockport in 1839.
  • Stockport: St. Matthew (Church of England). A district church for part of Stockport from 1852.
  • Stockport: St. Alban (Church of England). Founded in 1877 as a chapel to St. Mary the Virgin, becoming a district church for part of Stockport in 1893.
  • Stockport: St. Saviour, Great Moor (Church of England). Founded in 1879 in as a chapel to St. George, becoming a district church in 1934.
  • Stockport: St. Augustine, Brinksway (Church of England). A district church for part of Stockport from 1893.
  • Stockport: St. George (Church of England). A district church for part of Stockport from 1897.
  • Stockport: St. Mark, Edgeley (Church of England). A district church for part of Stockport from 1911.
  • Stockport: Our Lady and the Apostles (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1799.
  • Edgeley: St. Philip & St. James (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1801.
  • Stockport: St. Michael (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1851, and served from St. Joseph's after 1865.
  • Stockport: St. Joseph (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1862.
  • Stockport: St. Ambrose (Roman Catholic), Adswood Road. Founded in 1939.
  • Stepping Hill: Hospital Chapel. Attached to St. Saviour, founded by 1936.
  • Stockport, Friends' Meeting House (Quakers), Lower Hillgate. Built in 1705.
  • Stockport, United Reform Church (Hanover Chapel) (Independent/Congregational). Records of baptisms 1816-1961 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
For churches and chapels in the areas added in 1894, 1901, 1935 and 1952, see also Bredbury, Brinnington, Cheadle and Hazel Grove and Bramhall.

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

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-1835)
  • Stockport (Borough) (1835-1974)
  • Stockport (1974+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 1894 — Gained the parts in Stockport County Borough of Brinnington (pop. 6528 in 1901), Cheadle (pop. 15099 in 1901) and Heaton Norris, Lancashire (pop. 17066 in 1901).
  • 1901 November 9 — Gained parts of Bredbury (pop. 30 in 1911), Brinnington (pop. 1197 in 1911), Cheadle (pop. 7959 in 1911), Hazel Grove and Bramhall (pop. 4169 in 1911) and Heaton Norris, Lancashire (pop. 61 in 1911).
  • 1935 April 1 — Gained part of Bredbury (11 acres, pop. 0 in 1931), part of Hazel Grove and Bramhall (904 acres, pop. 872 in 1931), the whole of Heaton Norris, Lancashire (1575 acres, pop. 13410 in 1931), and the whole of Reddish, Lancashire (1541 acres, pop. 15463 in 1931).
  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Marple (1 acre, pop. 0 in 1931).
  • 1937 April 1 — Gained part of Denton, Lancashire (less than 1 acre, pop. 0 in 1931), and lost part to Denton, Lancashire (less than 1 acre, pop. 0 in 1931).
  • 1952 April 1 — Gained the Brinnington area from Bredbury & Romiley (463 acres, pop. 151 in 1951).
  • 2015 April 1 — Lost part to Offerton Park.
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.

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Maps

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 Municipal Borough (1835-89)
  • Stockport County Borough (1889-1974)
  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough [Greater Manchester] (1974+)

Voting Registers

  • Stockport (1832-1974) *

* The part of Brinnington civil parish added to Stockport in 1894 remained in the Hyde electoral division until 1915. The part of Cheadle civil parish added to Stockport in 1894 remained in the Altrincham electoral division until 1915.