Place:Hazel Grove, Cheshire, England

NameHazel Grove
Alt namesBullock-Smithysource: Family History Library Catalog
Hazlegrovesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates53.383°N 2.133°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoStockport Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which Hazel Grove was a part 1894-1900
Hazel Grove and Bramhall, Cheshire, Englandurban district of which it was a part until 1974
Stockport (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hazel Grove is a suburb within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. It is located close to the Peak District national park. Until 1974 Hazel Grove was in Cheshire.

Until 1836 the area was known as Bullock Smithy; however, this name was unpopular with its residents and so the settlement was renamed Hazel Grove, possibly due to the large number of hazel trees found in the locale, though more probably from a small hamlet towards High Lane called Hessel Grave. The local postcode area also includes Bramhall and Woodford.


The village was part of the civil parish of Norbury which was included in the Stockport Rural District of Cheshire from 1894 to 1900. From 1900 to 1974 Hazel Grove was part of the Hazel Grove and Bramhall civil parish and urban district. Hazel Grove and Bramhall was abolished in 1974 and its former area was transferred to Greater Manchester to form part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hazel Grove.

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