In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Reddish like this:
REDDISH, a township and a chapelry in Manchester parish, Lancashire. The township lies on the Stockport and Staleybridge railway, near the river Tame at the boundary with Cheshire, 2 miles N by E of Stockport; and has a station on the railway . Post-town, Stockport. Acres, 1, 541. Real property, £8, 444. ...
Pop. in 1851, 1, 218; in 1861, 1, 363. Houses, 280. There are some handsome modern residences, inhabited by manufacturers of Stockport. There are also three cotton mills, print-works, and a paper manufactory. The chapelry is much more extensive than the township, was constituted in 1864, and is called Heaton-Reddish. Pop., about6,000. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £200. Patrons, Trustees. The church was built in 1864, at a cost of £2, 500; and is in the decorated English style.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Reddish, in Stockport and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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