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  • Hazel Grove and Bramhall was a civil parish created in 1900 by the union of Bosden, Bramhall, Norbury, Offerton and Torkington.

  • Since 1974 it has been an unparished area in the county of Greater Manchester.
  • The population was 9791 in 1901, 19674 in 1951, and 41202 in 2001.

For the period before 1900, see Bosden, Bramhall, Norbury, Offerton and Torkington.



  • Stockport, St. Mary and Cheadle, St. Mary (Church of England) were the ancient parish churches for Hazel Grove.
  • High Lane, St. Thomas (Church of England). The district church for part of Hazel Grove from 1860.
  • Norbury, St. Thomas (Church of England). The district church for most of Hazel Grove from 1878.
  • Hazel Grove: St. Peter (Roman Catholic). Opened in 1897.
  • Hazel Grove (Bullock Smithy), Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Founded in 1788. Registers 1794-1837 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Hazel Grove, Methodist Chapel (Primitive). Built in 1849 in Commercial Lane, rebuilt in 1896 in London Road.
  • Hazel Grove, Methodist Chapel (Free). Built in 1856, rebuilt in 1877.
  • Hazel Grove, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1885.
  • Hazel Grove, United Reformed Church (Congregational/Independent). Built in 1827, sometimes listed as Ebenezer Chapel. Registers 1829-1956 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

See also Bosden, Bramhall, Norbury, Offerton, Torkington and Woodford.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hazel Grove area or see them printed on a map.


Civil Registration

  • Stockport (1900-1937)
  • North East Cheshire (1937-74)
  • Stockport (1974+)

Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1900-1974)
  • Stockport (1974+)

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Historical Geography

  • 1900 September 30 — Created from the whole of Bosden (pop. 2570 in 1901), Bramhall (pop. 4645 in 1901), Norbury (pop. 1679 in 1901), Offerton (pop. 558 in 1901), Torkington (pop. 339 in 1901)
  • 1901 November 9 — Lost part to Stockport (pop. 4169 in 1911).
  • 1935 April 1 — Lost part to Stockport (904 acres, pop. 872 in 1931).
  • 1936 April 1 — Lost part to Marple (15 acres, pop. 51 in 1931).
  • 1939 April 1 — Gained the whole of Woodford (1462 acres, pop. 801 in 1931).
  • 2015 April 1 — Lost part to Offerton Park.

You can see the administrative areas in which HAZEL GROVE AND BRAMHALL has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Politics and Government

  • Hazel Grove & Bramhall Urban District (1900-74)
  • Stockport Metropolitan Borough [Greater Manchester] (1974+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Stockport (1900-30)

Voting Registers

  • Hyde (partly, 1900-15) *
  • Altrincham (partly, 1900-15) **
  • Knutsford (1918-48)
  • Cheadle (1949-70)
  • Hazel Grove (1971-74)

* The former civil parishes of Bosden, Offerton and Torkington remained in the Hyde division until 1915.
** The former civil parishes of Bramhall and Norbury remained part of the Altrincham division until 1915.