Place:Woodford, Cheshire, England

TypeVillage, Suburb
Coordinates53.35°N 2.167°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoMacclesfield Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which Hazel Grove was a part 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
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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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 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.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Woodford.

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