Place:Styal, Cheshire, England

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NameStyal
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.3485°N 2.485°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoWilmslow, Cheshire, Englandtown which has been the local authority.
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Styal is a village in Cheshire, England. It is on the River Bollin, near to the town of Wilmslow.

Styal is a commuter village, with access to Manchester. The village is dominated by Quarry Bank Mill and much of its housing is the mill's estate. The mill and the surrounding country park are owned by The National Trust. It was once an area known as Pownall Fee. The village was built for the workers of Quarry Bank Mill by Samuel Greg.

Styal railway station is on the line linking Crewe, Wilmslow, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. The line opened on 1 May 1909. The station now has a limited Monday-Saturday service (3 trains in each direction); a campaign was launched in 2008 to lobby for more services. Sunday services every 2 hours were launched in May 2009 to coincide with the line's centenary.

The state primary school is on the Styal National Trust estate.

HMP Styal is a women's prison which opened in 1962 and occupies some former buildings of the Styal Cottage Homes. These Homes were open from 1898 to around 1956 and housed destitute children from the Manchester area.

The population in the 2001 census was 5,014, including the nearby smaller village of Morley and part of the fringe of Wilmslow.

Terry Waite the humanitarian, author and hostage negotiator came from Styal.

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