Place:Stockport Etchells, Cheshire, England

NameStockport Etchells
Alt namesEtchellssource: Wikipedia
Heald Greensource: village in parish
Bolshawsource: hamlet in parish
Gatley Green (Gatley)source: hamlet in parish
High Grovesource: hamlet in parish
Long Lanesource: hamlet in parish
Pimgatesource: hamlet in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.3945°N 2.2469°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoCheadle and Gatley, Cheshire, Englandurban district in which it was located 1894-1974
Stockport (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which the area has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Stockport Etchells covered the rural area that includes modern-day Gatley, Heald Green. Hamlets in Stockport Etchells included Bolshaw, Gatley Green, High Grove, Long Lane, and Pimgate. The population was 623 in 1801, 805 in 1851, and 1,776 in 1901.

Stockport Etchells existed as a township from the Middle Ages until 1894, when it was merged with the townships of Cheadle-Bulkeley and Cheadle-Moseley to form the Cheadle and Gatley Urban District. The urban district has been since 1974 part of Stockport Metropolitan Borough in Greater Manchester, England.

Stockport Etchells and Northen Etchells were collectively called Etchells and often administered together from the 16th to 18th centuries.

Parish Churches

GENUKI provides the following information

St. Mary the Virgin, the parish church (Church of England) in Stockport was the ancient parish church for the township of Stockport Etchells. From 1839 St. Thomas's Church in Stockport was the district church for Stockport Etchells. In 1882 St. James the Apostle Church in Gatley became the district church. A Congregational chapel was founded in 1778 in Gatley. Registers of baptisms 1779-1944 and burials 1823-1950 are at Manchester Central Library.

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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