Place:Brinnington, Cheshire, England

Alt namesMay Croftsource: hamlet in parish
Portwoodsource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.435°N 2.135°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 Brinnington was part 1894-1900
Bredbury and Romiley, 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
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Brinnington is now a northeastern suburb of Stockport, Greater Manchester situated on a bluff above a bend in the Tame Valley.

In 1875 Brinnington was one of eight civil parishes in Cheshire to be included in the Stockport Rural Sanitary District. The sanitary district became the Stockport Rural District in 1894. The parish became part of the Bredbury and Romiley Urban District in 1900. The district was abolished in 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and its former area was transferred to Greater Manchester to be combined with that of other districts to form the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport.

GENUKI provides the following somewhat contrasting information

Brinnington was a township in Stockport ancient parish in Macclesfield Hundred which became a civil parish in 1866. In 1901 the greater part of its area was added to the County Borough of Stockport. In 1902 the remainder was abolished and incorporated into Bredbury. It included the hamlets of May Croft and Portwood - Portwood was the area transferred to Stockport. The population was 890 in 1801, 5,203 in 1851, and 98 in 1901.

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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