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  • Bosden was a detached part of the township of Handforth cum Bosden in Cheadle parish and Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9387), which became a civil parish in 1877.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1900 and incorporated into Hazel Grove and Bramhall.
  • The population was 1034 in 1801 (with Handforth), 2021 in 1851, and 2570 in 1901.

For the period before 1877, see Handforth cum Bosden.
For the period after 1900, see Hazel Grove and Bramhall.


  • Cheadle: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Handforth cum Bosden.
  • Cheadle Hulme: All Saints (Church of England). The district church for part of Handforth cum Bosden from 1868.
  • Handforth: St. Chad (Church of England). Built in 1840 as a chapel to Cheadle: St. Mary. The district church for part of Handforth cum Bosden from 1877.

See also Hazel Grove and Bramhall.


Civil Registration

  • Stockport (1877-1902)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1877-1900)

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Politics and Government

  • Stockport Rural Sanitary District (1877-94)
  • Stockport Rural District (1894-1900)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Stockport (1877-1900)

Voting Registers

  • East Cheshire (1877-85)
  • Hyde (1885-1900)