Place:Matley, Cheshire, England

TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.4677°N 2.0325°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoMottram in Longdendale, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Tintwistle Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1936
Stalybridge, Cheshire, Englandurban district covering part of the civil parish 1936-1974
Hyde, Cheshire, Englandurban district covering part of the civil parish 1936-1974
Dukinfield, Cheshire, Englandurban district covering part of the civil parish 1936-1974
Longdendale, Cheshire, Englandurban district covering part of the civil parish 1936-1974
Tameside (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Matley is a semi-rural area now in Greater Manchester, England where it is part of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside.

Matley was a township of the ancient parish of Mottram in Longdendale in the Macclesfield Hundred of Cheshire. Under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1886, the township became a civil parish in its own right. Between 1894 and 1936 Matley was a civil parish in the Tintwistle Rural District of Cheshire. The parish was abolished in 1936 and its area was divided between the municipal boroughs of Stalybridge (58 acres, pop. 147 in 1931), Hyde (307 acres, pop. 97 in 1931), Dukinfield (302 acres, pop. 75 in 1931) and Longdendale (38 acres, pop. 29 in 1931). In 1974 these boroughs and urban districts were all abolished and their former areas transferred to Greater Manchester to form part of the present-day Metropolitan Borough of Tameside.

The ancient parish church for the township of Matley was St. Michael in Mottram in Longdendale. The population was 285 in 1801, 252 in 1851, and 196 in 1901. (Source: GENUKI)

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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