|Type||Village, Civil parish|
|Located in||Cheshire, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||Greater Manchester, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire, England||ancient parish of which it was a township|
|Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Tintwistle Rural, Cheshire, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1936|
|Stalybridge, Cheshire, England||urban district covering part of the civil parish 1936-1974|
|Hyde, Cheshire, England||urban district covering part of the civil parish 1936-1974|
|Dukinfield, Cheshire, England||urban district covering part of the civil parish 1936-1974|
|Longdendale, Cheshire, England||urban district covering part of the civil parish 1936-1974|
|Tameside (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, England||metropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
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)
- 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 | Matley, Cheshire, England | Stockport, Cheshire, England | Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, England | Tintwistle Rural, Cheshire, England | Stalybridge, Cheshire, England | Hyde, Cheshire, England | Dukinfield, Cheshire, England | Longdendale, Cheshire, England | Tameside (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, England | Greater Manchester, England