"BREDBURY, a township in the parish of STOCKPORT, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 2¼ miles (N. E. by E.) from Stockport, containing 2010 inhabitants. The Peak Forest canal passes in the vicinity." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Bredbury was a township in Stockport ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9291), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Bredbury & Romiley and Marple.
- It includes the hamlets of Butterhouse Green, Castle Hall, Hatherlow and Woodley.
- The population was 1358 in 1801, 2991 in 1851, 4691 in 1901, and 7154 in 1931.
|George Lane, Woodley, Congregationalist|
|Hatherlow, Bredbury, Independent|
|Hyde Road, Woodley, Independent|
|Our Lady and St Christopher, Bredbury, Roman Catholic|
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- 1901 November 9 — Lost part to Stockport (pop. 30 in 1911)
- 1902 September 30 — Gained part of Brinnington (pop. 82 in 1911)
- 1935 April 1 — Lost part to Stockport (11 acres, pop. 0 in 1931)
- 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Bredbury & Romiley (2770 acres, pop. 7144 in 1931) and Marple (20 acres, pop. 10 in 1931)
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- Bredbury Local Board (1864-75)
- Bredbury Urban Sanitary District (1875-80)
- Bredbury & Romiley Urban Sanitary District (1880-94)
- Bredbury & Romiley Urban District (1894-1936)