"STAYLEY, a township in the parish of MOTTRAM, in LONGDEN-DALE, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 1 mile (N. E.) from Ashton under. Line, containing, with a part of the town of Stalybridge, 1609 inhabitants.The Huddersfield canal passes through the township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
- Stayley was a township in Mottram-in-Longdendale ancient parish, Macclesfield hundred (SJ 9698), which became a civil parish in 1866.
- The civil parish was abolished in 1894 to become parts of Stalybridge and Mossley (Lancashire).
- The population was 1055 in 1801, 4579 in 1851, and 8750 in 1901.
See under Stalybridge.
- Stockport (County) (wholly, 1828-57 ; partly 1857-85)
- Stalybridge (Borough) (partly, 1857-1894) *
- Mossley (Borough) [Lancashire] (partly, 1885-1894) **
* The part in Stalybridge (Borough) (1857-94) became part of the civil parish of Stalybridge in 1894.
** The part in Mossley (Borough) (1885-94) became part of the civil parish of Mossley, Lancashire, in 1894.
- 1894 — Abolished and incorporated into Stalybridge (pop. 8570 in 1901)
- Stayley Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94)
- Stalybridge Municipal Borough (partly, 1875-94)
- Mossley Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1875-94)