Hyde  Cheshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Hyde like this:

Hyde.-- mun.bor., market town, and township, Stockport par., E. Cheshire, on river Tame, 7½ miles E. of Manchester and 180 miles from London - bor., 3412 ac., pop. 28,630; township, 897 ac., pop. 17,876; 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. Hyde owes its rise entirely to the cotton mfrs., which were here greatly stimulated by the convenience of the water power and coal supply of the locality. The town has arge factories for weaving and spinning; it also has ironfoundries and engineering works. A considerable trade is done in the mfr. of felt hats.

Hyde through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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