Place:Stockport (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, England

NameStockport (metropolitan borough)
TypeMetropolitan area
Coordinates53.4058°N 2.1594°W
Located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoStockport, Cheshire, Englandcounty borough from which it was formed in 1974
Bredbury and Romiley, Cheshire, Englandurban district from which it was formed in 1974
Cheadle and Gatley, Cheshire, Englandurban district from which it was formed in 1974
Hazel Grove and Bramhall, Cheshire, Englandurban district from which it was formed in 1974
Marple, Cheshire, Englandurban district from which it was formed in 1974
Stockport, Cheshire, Englandcounty borough and principal settlement of the metropolitan borough
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The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England. The whole of the borough was in Cheshire prior to 1974. As well as the town of Stockport, it includes the outyling areas of Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Marple, Bredbury, Reddish and Romiley. In 2001, according to the UK census, the metropolitan borough had a population of 284,500.

The borough was created in 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972 from the former area of the County Borough of Stockport and, from the administrative county of Cheshire, the urban districts of Bredbury and Romiley, Cheadle and Gatley, Hazel Grove and Bramhall and Marple.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Metropolitan Borough of Stockport.

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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