Stayley  Cheshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stayley like this:

STALEY, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district, in Mottram-in-Longdendale parish, Cheshire. The township lies on the Manchester and Huddersfield canal, and on the river Tame, at the boundary with Lancashire, near Staleybridge r. station; includes part of Staleybridge borough; extends thence 2½ miles to the NE; and contains the village of Millbrook, which has a postal letter box under Staleybridge. ...

Acres, 2,760. Real property, £32,748; of which £70 are in quarries, and £761 in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 4,579; in 1861, 6,187. Houses, 1,218. There are large cotton-mills; and the increase of pop. arose from the prosperity of the cotton trade. The manor belonged anciently to the Staveleighs; took from them its name of Staley; and belongs now to the Earl of Stamford. S. Hall was formerly the manorial residence; and is now a farmhouse. -The chapelry was constituted in 1840; is sometimes called Staleybridge-St. Paul; was divided into two in 1864, with the centre of the new section at Millbrook; and is more extensive than the township. Pop. in 1861,6,919. Houses, 1,364. The two livings are p. curacies in the diocese of Chester. Value of St. Paul, £250;* of Millbrook, £111.* Patrons, Trustees. St. Paul's church is in Staleybridge; was built in 1839, at a cost of £4,000; and is in the early English style. Millbrook church was built in 1864; and also is in the early Eng1ish style, with tower and spire.—The sub-district comprises Staley and Matley townships, and Micklehurst hamlet; and is in Ashton-under-Lyne district. Pop. in 1851, 5,450; in 1861, 7,218. Houses, 1,424.

Stayley through time

Stayley is now part of Tameside district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tameside has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stayley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stayley, in Tameside and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 09th December 2019

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