Stockport Etchells

Stockport Etchells was a township in Cheshire, England.

Stockport Etchells
Stockport Etchells is located in Greater Manchester
Stockport Etchells
Stockport Etchells
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53°23′40″N 2°14′49″W / 53.3945°N 2.2469°W / 53.3945; -2.2469Coordinates: 53°23′40″N 2°14′49″W / 53.3945°N 2.2469°W / 53.3945; -2.2469


Stockport Etchells covered the rural area that includes modern-day Gatley and Heald Green. Hamlets in Stockport Etchells included Gatley Green, High Grove, Long Lane, Bolshaw and Outwood.[1]


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.[1]

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


  1. ^ a b Shercliff, W H (1974). Wythenshawe : A History of the Townships of Northenden, Northen Etchells and Baguley Volume 1 to 1926. Didsbury: E J Morten (Publishers). ISBN 0-85972-008-X.