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Stalybridge (or Staleybridge), parl. and mun. bor., and manufacturing town, Stockport and Mottram in Longden Dale pars., Cheshire, and Ashton under Lyne par., Lancashire, on river Tame, 7½ miles E. of Manchester by rail - mun. bor., pop. 25,977; parl. bor., 2214 ac., pop. 42,863; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. Stalybridge is said to derive its name from the Staveleighs, who formerly resided here; but the town is entirely modern, dating from the year 1776. It has communication in all directions by railway. The principal mfrs. are the spinning of cotton yarns and the weaving of calicoes, but there are also numerous iron foundries and machine shops. Stalybridge was made a mun. bor. in 1857, and a parl. bor. in 1867; its municipal limits were extended in 1881, and its parliamentary limits in 1885. It returns 1 member to Parl.
John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887
- Ambleside, Ridge Hill, Baptist
- Bethel, Cross St, Baptist
- Mount Olivet, Wakefield Rd, Baptist
- New St George, Church Walk, Church of England
- Old St George, Cocker Hill, Church of England
- Blandford St formerly Portland St, Wesleyan Methodist
- Blandford St formerly Portland St, Spiritualist
- Blandford St formerly Portland St, Presbyterian
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A parish (SJ 9798) created in 1894 out of Stayley and part of Dukinfield (in Cheshire) and part of Ashton under Lyne (in Lancashire). Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester in 1974. Please also see the Stalybridge, Cheshire pages.
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