Place:Romiley, Cheshire, England

Alt namesChadkirksource: Family History Library Catalog, chapelry
Cherry Treesource: hamlet in parish
Greave Foldsource: hamlet in parish
Romiley Lane Endssource: hamlet in parish
TypeTownship, Civil parish, Suburb
Coordinates53.417°N 2.083°W
Located inCheshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inGreater Manchester, England     (1974 - )
See alsoStockport (metropolitan borough), Greater Manchester, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
Bredbury and Romiley, Cheshire, Englandurban district of which it was part 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Romiley has been since 1974 a part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. It borders the towns of Marple, Bredbury and Woodley. In the 2001 census Romiley ward, which included Compstall, Bredbury Green and a large part of Bredbury, had a population of 13,703.

From 1894 until 1974 Romiley was located in Bredbury and Romiley Urban District. Originally Romiley was a township in the Chadkirk Chapelry of Stockport ancient parish in Macclesfield hundred. It became a civil parish in 1866.

For centuries Romiley was an agricultural area, until the late Victorian era, when it became residential, with a small district centre. There are fields to the north of the central area.

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GENUKI provides the following information

Romiley included the hamlets of Chadkirk, Cherry Tree, Greave Fold and Lane Ends. Barlowfold is redirected to Stockport. Until 1745 St. Mary the Virgin in Stockport was the Church of England parish church. In that year the church of St. Chad in Chadkirk was founded as a chapel to Stockport St. Mary and became the district church for Romiley in 1876. There were also Wesleyan Methodist and Primitive Methodist Chapels. The population was 825 in 1801, 1,364 in 1851, and 2,416 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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