Place:Cheadle, Cheshire, England

Alt namesCheadle and Gatleysource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 247 (later name for administration--see below)
Brinkswaysource: hamlet in parish
Bruntwoodsource: hamlet in parish
Cheadle Heathsource: hamlet in parish
Edgeleysource: hamlet in parish
Outwoodsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.4°N 2.217°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoCheadle Bulkeley, Cheshire, Englandcivil parish forming Cheadle in 1879
Cheadle Moseley, Cheshire, Englandcivil parish forming Cheadle in 1879
Cheadle and Gatley, Cheshire, Englandurban district into which it was absorbed in 1930
Stockport (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Cheadle has been since 1974 a suburban town in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in Greater Manchester, England. Prior to 1974 it was part of the Cheadle and Gatley Urban District in the county of Cheshire. It borders Cheadle Hulme, Gatley, Heald Green and Cheadle Heath in the Borough of Stockport, and East Didsbury in the City of Manchester. As of 2001 it had a population of 14,261.

GENUKI provides the following information about the earlier development of Cheadle

Cheadle was created as a civil parish in 1879 by uniting Cheadle Bulkeley with Cheadle Moseley. In 1930 Cheadle was abolished to become part of Cheadle and Gatley which also contained Stockport Etchells. The population was 9,014 in 1901.

It included the hamlets of Brinksway, Bruntwood, Cheadle Heath, Edgeley and Outwood.

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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