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"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.

For the period after 1900, see Bredbury & Romiley and Marple.


  • Stockport: St. Mary the Virgin (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Bredbury.
  • Bredbury: St. Mark (Church of England). The district church for Bredbury from 1846.
  • Bredbury: St. Barnabas (Church of England). Built in 1949 as a chapel to Bredbury: St Mark, becoming a district church for part of Bredbury in 1983.
  • Stockport: St. Alban (Church of England). A district church for part of Bredbury from 1893.
  • Bredbury: Our Lady & St. Christopher (Roman Catholic), Barrack Hill. Founded in 1912.
  • Woodley, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1868.
  • Bredbury, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), George Lane. Built in 1876, rebuilt in 1912.
  • Hatherlow, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Founded in 1645, rebuilt in 1846.

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Civil Registration

  • Stockport (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-1936)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

  • 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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Politics and Government

  • Bredbury Local Board (1864-75)
  • Bredbury Urban Sanitary District (1875-80)
  • Bredbury & Romiley Urban Sanitary District (1880-94)
  • Bredbury & Romiley Urban District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Hyde (1885-1915)
  • Macclesfield (1918-36)