"MARPLE, a chapelry in the parish of STOCKPORT, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER., 4¾ miles (E. S. E.) from Stockport, containing, in 1821, 2646 inhabitants, since which period the population is supposed to have nearly doubled. The village is situated on the road from London to Manchester through Buxton, and was anciently called Mupull, in allusion to an expansion of the waters of the river Goyt in the vale below. ... More" [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Marple was a township and chapelry in Stockport ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9688), 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 Barns Fold, Hawk Green, High Lane (part), Marpleridge, Middlewood, Ridge End, Strines, Turf Lea and Windlehurst
- The population was 2031 in 1801, 3558 in 1851, 5505 in 1901, 13073 in 1951, and 23480 in 2001.
|All Saints, Marple, Church of England|
|St Martin, Marple, Church of England|
|St Thomas, Marple, Church of England|
|Hibbert Lane/Lyme Grove, Marple, Congregationalist|
|Church Lane, Marple, Methodist (Wesleyan)|
|Market Street/Chapel Street, Marple, Methodist (Primitive)|
|Ridge Road, Hawk Green, Marple, Methodist (Wesleyan)|
|Church Lane, Marple, Society of Friends (Quaker)|
Transcription for Marple from Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831)
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- 1936 April 1 — Gained part of Bredbury (20 acres, pop. 10 in 1931), part of Hazel Grove and Bramhall (15 acres, pop. 51 in 1931), the whole of Ludworth, Derbyshire (1646 acres, pop. 1926 in 1931), the whole of Mellor, Derbyshire (2362 acres, pop. 1712 in 1931), part of Romiley (31 acres, pop. 0 in 1931) and part of Stockport (1 acre, pop. 0 in 1931), and lost part to Bredbury & Romiley (less than 1 acre, pop. 0 in 1931)
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- Marple Urban Sanitary District (1875-94)
- Marple Urban District (1894-1974)
- Stockport Metropolitan Borough (1974+)