|Alt names||High Lane||source: from redirect|
|Barns Fold||source: hamlet in parish|
|Hawk Green||source: hamlet in parish|
|High Lane in Marple||source: hamlet in parish|
|Marpleridge||source: hamlet in parish|
|Middlewood||source: hamlet in parish|
|Ridge End||source: hamlet in parish|
|Strines||source: hamlet in parish|
|Turf Lea||source: hamlet in parish|
|Windlehurst||source: hamlet in parish|
|Type||Town, Urban district, Suburb|
|Located in||Cheshire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||Greater Manchester, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Stockport, Cheshire, England||ancient parish of which it was a township|
|Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Mellor, Derbyshire, England||parish absorbed into Marple in 1936|
|Ludworth, Derbyshire, England||parish absorbed into Marple in 1936|
|Stockport (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, England||metropolitan borough into which it has been located since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- GENUKI provides the following information
Marple was a township and chapelry in Stockport ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The urban district established in 1894 was increased in size in 1936 by the addition of parts of the parishes of Bredbury, Romiley and Hazel Grove and Bramhall and by the complete parishes of Mellor and Ludworth which were transferred into Marple Urban District from Chapel-en-le-Frith Rural District in Derbyshire. The population was 2,031 in 1801, 3,558 in 1851, 5,505 in 1901, and 13,073 in 1951.
Marple includes the hamlets of Barns Fold, Hawk Green, High Lane in Marple, Marpleridge, Middlewood, Ridge End, Strines, Turf Lea and Windlehurst. High Lane is now a village or town of approximately 5,800 people.
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Marple was predominantly within the Macclesfield Forest, and was omitted from the Domesday survey of 1086. The first mention of the area was in 1122 in a deed for the sale of land. In 1220 the land passed to the Vernon family where it remained for several generations.
Many pre-Industrial Revolution inhabitants of the village mostly worked on small farms, while others specialised in linen weaving and hatting. After 1790, Samuel Oldknow transformed much of this lifestyle, with the construction of lime kilns and mills. The Industrial Revolution had arrived, and the population of the village began to rise with the construction of terraces to house mill workers and the formation of a village centre filled with private businesses.
In the early 1800s the town prospered from the success of cotton production in nearby Stockport and Manchester, and the canals in the area served as a vital link with other industrial towns. The railway had arrived in the mid-1800s and this caused the demise of the canal as a transport link. With the opening of the railway commuting to Stockport and Manchester from the village was possible.
- 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.
Categories: Cheshire, England | Marple, Cheshire, England | Stockport, Cheshire, England | Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, England | Stockport (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, England | Greater Manchester, England