Place:Woodford, Cheshire, England

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NameWoodford
Alt namesMoor Endsource: from redirect
TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates53.35°N 2.167°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoPrestbury, Cheshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a township
Macclesfield Hundred, Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Macclesfield Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1939
Hazel Grove and Bramhall, Cheshire, Englandurban district of which it was a part 1939-1974
Stockport (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Woodford is a suburban village at the southern extent of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. It lies 5.2 miles (8.4 km) south of Stockport, 5.7 miles (9.2 km) north-northwest of Macclesfield, and 10.7 miles (17.2 km) south-southeast of Manchester city centre. Woodford is the most southerly point of Greater Manchester.

Until 1974 a part of Cheshire, Woodford throughout the Middle Ages was a hamlet within the ecclesiastical parish of Prestbury and, later, in the Poor Law Union of Macclesfield and Macclesfield Rural District. It was incorporated into the Urban District of Hazel Grove and Bramhall in 1939 and then into the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in 1974.

Woodford Aerodrome opened in 1924 for Avro, and produced aircraft such as the Avro Lancaster, used in World War II. It is now owned by BAE Systems—a major employer in the area. Woodford also has a Met Office weather station used for regional weather forecasting.

Woodford included the hamlet of Moor End. The population was 430 in 1851, and 304 in 1901. (Source: GENUKI)

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Woodford.

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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