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"CHEADLE, a parish in the hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 3 miles (W. S. W.) from Stockport, comprising the townships of Cheadle- Bulkeley, Cheadle-Moseley, and Handforth with Boxden, and containing 6508 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £13. 0. 7½., and in the patronage of Sir J. D. Broughton, Bart. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is principally in the later style of English architecture, with side aisles and a tower, and contains some monuments of the Brereton and Bulkeley families. There are places of worship for Methodists and Roman Catholics in this parish. The village, situated near the Bollin, is remarkable for the beauty and salubrity of its situation, and its very neat and cleanly appearance. The chief employment of the inhabitants is in the spinning, bleaching, and printing of cotton. There are two manors in the parish, Cheadle-Bulkeley and Cheadle-Huhne, or Moseley: for the former a court is held in October; and for the latter, on the first Thursday after June 24th. A school, built by subscription among the inhabitants, was endowed by John Robinson, in 1788, with land let for about £40 per annum; and Mr. Stubbs also bequeathed land for teaching children." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Cheadle, once an ancient parish but also a civil parish (SJ 8688) created in 1879 by uniting Cheadle Bulkeley with Cheadle Moseley.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1930 to become part of Cheadle & Gatley.
  • It included the hamlets of Brinksway, Bruntwood, Cheadle Heath, Cheadle Hulme, Edgeley and Outwood.
  • The population was 9014 in 1901.

For the period before 1879, see Cheadle Bulkeley and Cheadle Moseley.
For the period after 1930, see Cheadle & Gatley.



  • Cheadle: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the townships of Cheadle Bulkeley and Cheadle Moseley.
  • Stockport: St. Matthew (Church of England). A district church for parts of Cheadle Bulkeley and Cheadle Moseley from 1852.
  • Cheadle Hulme: All Saints (Church of England). A district church for parts of Cheadle Bulkeley and Cheadle Moseley from 1868.
  • Handforth: St. Chad (Church of England). A district church for parts of Cheadle Bulkeley and Cheadle Moseley from 1877.
  • Cheadle Heath: St. Cuthbert (Church of England). Built in 1887 as a chapel to Cheadle: St. Mary.
  • Stockport: St. Augustine, Brinksway (Church of England). A district church for part of Cheadle from 1893.
  • Cheadle Hulme: St. Andrew (Church of England). A district church for part of Cheadle Hulme from 1958.
  • Heald Green: St. Catherine (Church of England). A district church for parts of Cheadle and Gatley from 1958.
  • Cheadle: All Hallows (Church of England). A chapel to Cheadle: St. Mary, founded by 1963.
  • Edgeley: St. Philip & St. James (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1801.
  • Cheadle: St. Chad (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1900.
  • Cheadle Hulme: St. Ann (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1952.
  • Cheadle Heath: Sacred Heart (Roman Catholic). Founded in 1963.
  • Cheadle Hulme, Baptist Chapel. Founded in 1840 at the corner of Grove Lane and Pingate Lane South.
  • Edgeley, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded in 1817. Registers 1818-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Cheadle Hulme, Zion Methodist Chapel (Free), Stretford Road. Rebuilt in 1861. Registers 1824-1843 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Cheadle, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1865.
  • Cheadle Heath, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1855.
  • Cheadle Heath, Methodist Chapel (New Connexion). Built in 1883.
  • Cheadle Hulme, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Station Road. Built in 1883.
  • Cheadle Hulme, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Swan Lane. Built in 1869.
  • Cheadle, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational), Massie Street.

There are more than 30 churches identified in this place. Please click here for a complete list.

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Civil Registration

  • Stockport (1879-1930)

Court Records

  • Stockport (Borough) (partly, 1879-94)
  • Stockport (County) (partly, 1879-94 ; wholly, 1894-1930)

* The part in Stockport (Borough) (1879-94) was added to the civil parish of Stockport in 1894.


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Historical Geography

Places associated with Cheadle ancient parish with separate pages


  • 1879 September 22 — Created from the whole of Cheadle Bulkeley and Cheadle Moseley
  • 1883 March 25 — Gained a detached part of Bramhall (16 acres, pop. 0 in 1891)
  • 1894 — Lost the part in Stockport County Borough to Stockport (pop. 15099 in 1901)
  • 1901 November 9 — Lost part to Stockport (pop. 7959 in 1911)
  • 1930 March 31 — Abolished and incorporated into Cheadle & Gatleyy (3515 acres, pop. 8949 in 1921)

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Politics and Government

  • Stockport Municipal Borough (partly, 1879-89) * *
  • Stockport Rural Sanitary District (partly, 1879-86)
  • Stockport Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1879-94) *
  • Cheadle & Gatley Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1886-94)
  • Stockport County Borough (partly, 1889-94) *
  • Cheadle & Gatley Urban District (1894-1930)

* The part in Stockport Municipal Borough (1879-89), Stockport Urban Sanitary District (1879-89) and Stockport County Borough (1889-94) was added to the civil parish of Stockport in 1894.


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Stockport (1879-1930)

Voting Registers

  • East Cheshire (1879-85)
  • Altrincham (1885-1930)