Place:Offerton, Cheshire, England

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NameOfferton
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.394°N 2.216°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
Stockport Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which Offerton was part 1894-1900
Hazel Grove and Bramhall, Cheshire, Englandurban district of which it was part 1900-1974
Stockport (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
GENUKI provides the following information

Offerton was a township in Stockport ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. The civil parish was abolished in 1900 to become part of Hazel Grove and Bramhall Urban District. The population was 351 in 1801, 352 in 1851, and 558 in 1901.

Since 1974 Offerton is part of Metropolitan Borough of Stockport of Greater Manchester.

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Stockport was the ancient parish church for Offerton. St. Alban's in Stockport became the district church for Offerton in 1893. A Methodist Chapel was built in 1887.

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.