"WERNITH, a township in the parish of STOCKPORT, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¼ miles (E. N. E.) from Stockport, containing 1804 inhabitants, most of whom are employed in the manufacture of hats and cotton goods, with calicoprinting. Gee-Cross, so named from a cross erected there by the family of Gee, is the most considerable village in the township; it consists of a spacious street half a mile in length, on the high road from Stockport to Mottram in Longdendale, and is intersected by the Peak Forest canal. There is a place of worship for Unitarians, with an extensive cemetery and a Sunday school attached. A court baron is annually held; and there are fairs for cattle, on April 28th and November 20th. Coal and freestone are plentiful in this township. From a hill, called Wernith Lee, which is enclosed and cultivated to its summit, are most extensive and varied prospects, including views of Manchester, Stockport, Ashton under Line, Oldham, Mottram in Longdendale, &c., bounded by the Cheshire and Derbyshire mountains." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) ©Mel Lockie]
|Brunswick Chapel, Werneth, Methodist (Wesleyan)|
|George Street, Compstall, Methodist (Wesleyan)|
|Jubilee Chapel, Compstall, Methodist (Primitive)|
|Werneth, Methodist (Primitive)|
- Stockport (County) (1828-48)
- Hyde (County) (wholly, 1848-93 and 1894-97 ; partly, 1893-94) *
- Hyde (Borough) (partly, 1893-94) *
* The part in Hyde (Borough) (1893-94) became part of Hyde civil parish in 1894.
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- Stockport Rural Sanitary District (wholly, 1875-81 ; partly, 1881-94)
- Hyde Urban Sanitary District (partly, 1881-94) *
- Hyde Municipal Borough (partly, 1881-94) *
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* The part in Hyde Municipal Borough (1881-94) and Hyde Urban Sanitary District (1881-94) became part of Hyde civil parish in 1894.