Reddish  Lancashire


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.

Reddish through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Reddish, in Stockport and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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