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Compstall

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"COMPSTALL, a village in the parish of STOCKPORT, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 5 miles from Stockport, containing about 1600 inhabitants, of which, 1200 are employed in spinning, powerloom-weaving, bleaching, and printing, and the remainder at the extensive coal-works in the neighbourhood. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Twenty-five years ago, Compstall consisted of only a few straggling cottages, but, since the establishment of the cotton manufacture, it has been gradually rising to its present thriving condition." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Compstall was a civil parish  (SJ 9592), created in 1897 by renaming Werneth.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become parts of Bredbury & Romiley and Hyde.
  • The population was 875 in 1901.
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Churches

See Werneth.

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Civil Registration

  • Stockport (1897-1936)
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Court Records

  • Hyde (County) (1897-1936)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1897 September 30— Created by renaming the civil parish of Werneth (pop. 875 in 1901)
  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Bredbury & Romiley (801 acres, pop. 804 in 1931) and Hyde (120 acres, pop. 61 in 1931)

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Maps

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Politics & Government

  • Stockport Rural District (1897-1902)
  • Compstall Urban District (1902-36)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Stockport (1897-1930)
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Voting Registers

  • Hyde (1897-1915)
  • Macclesfield (1918-36)