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Matley

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"MATLEY, a township in the parish of MOTTRAM in LONGDEN-DALE, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 8 miles (N.E.by E.) from Stockport, containing 324 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

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  • Matley was a township in Mottram-in-Longdendale ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9796), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • The civil parish was abolished in 1936 to become parts of Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Hyde and Longdendale.
  • The population was 285 in 1801, 252 in 1851, and 196 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Hyde and Longdendale..

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Civil Registration

  • Ashton under Lyne (1837-1936)
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Court Records

  • Stockport (County) (1828-1848)
  • Hyde (County) (1848-1899)
  • Dukinfield (1899-1936)
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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and divided between Dukinfield (302 acres, pop. 75 in 1931), Hyde (307 acres, pop. 97 in 1931), Longdendale (38 acres, pop. 29 in 1931) and Stalybridge (58 acres, pop. 147 in 1931)

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ981966 (Lat/Lon: 53.466137, -2.030088), Matley which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • Ashton-under-Lyne Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Tintwistle Rural District (1894-1936)
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Ashton under Lyne
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Voting Registers

  • North Cheshire (1832-67)
  • East Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Stalybridge and Hyde (1885-1936)