Place:Hyde, Cheshire, England

Alt namesBackbowersource: hamlet in parish
Gee Crosssource: village in parish
Haughton in Hydesource: hamlet in parish
Kingstonsource: hamlet in parish
TypeBorough (municipal)
Coordinates53.45°N 2.083°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoStockport, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Tameside (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

GENUKI provides the following information

Hyde was a township in Stockport ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Backbower, Gee Cross, Haughton (in Hyde) and Kingston. The population was 1,063 in 1801, 11,569 in 1851, 23,668 in 1901, 31,494 in 1951, and 34,602 in 2001.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hyde was incorporated as a municipal borough of Cheshire in 1881. It covered the following parishes:

In 1936 the borough was extended by the annexation of


The whole of the municipal borough became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside in Greater Manchester in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972.

It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Stockport, 6.3 miles (10.1 km) west of Glossop and 7.0 miles (11.3 km) east of the city of Manchester.

GENUKI has a list of all the churches in Hyde complete with the year each was available as a place of worship.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Hyde. Particularly the History sub-section "Industrial Revolution".

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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