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"BRINNINGTON, a township in the parish of STOCKPORT, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 2 miles (N. E. by N.) from Stockport, containing 2124 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Brinnington was a township in Stockport ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9192), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1902 and incorporated into Bredbury, with the greater part of its area having been added to Stockport in 1901.
  • It includes the hamlets of May Croft and Portwood
  • The population was 890 in 1801, 5203 in 1851, and 98 in 1901.

For the period after 1902, see Bredbury and Stockport.


See also Stockport.

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Civil Registration

  • Stockport (1837-1902)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (wholly, 1828-35 and 1894-1902 ; partly, 1835-94) *
  • Stockport (Borough) (partly, 1835-94) *

* The part in Stockport (Borough) (1835-94) was added to the civil parish of Stockport in 1894.


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Historical Geography

  • 1894 — Lost part of the Portwood area to Stockport (pop. 6528 in 1901)
  • 1901 November 9 — Lost the rest of the Portwood part to Stockport (pop. 1197 in 1911)
  • 1902 September 30 — Abolished and incorporated into Bredbury (pop. 82 in 1911)

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Politics and Government

  • Stockport Municipal Borough (partly, 1835-89) *
  • Stockport Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94) *
  • Stockport Rural Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94)
  • Stockport County Borough (partly, 1889-94) *
  • Stockport Rural District (1894-1902)

* The part in Stockport Municipal Borough (1835-89), Stockport County Borough (1889-94) and Stockport Urban Sanitary District (1875-89) was added to the civil parish of Stockport in 1894.


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Stockport (1837-1902)

Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Hyde (1885-1902)