Portwood  Cheshire


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

PORTWOOD, a chapelry in Stockport parish, Cheshire; on the river Mersey at the boundary with Lancashire, and within Stockport borough. It was constituted in 1844; and its post town is Stockport. Pop. in 1861, 5, 346. Houses, 1, 189. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £300. Patron, alternatelythe Crown and the Bishop. The church is a recent stoneedifice, and has a handsome lofty spire.

The location is where the name "Portwood" appears on the modern 1:25,000 map, and also on the Land Utilisation Survey map. Additional information about this locality is available for Stockport

Portwood through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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