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Cheshire Changes


  • Cheshire Changes

    Boundary changes in the North West of England have over the years affected Derbyshire, Cheshire and Lancashire:

    1835 - Heaton Norris gained from Lancashire (Stockport expands).

    1857 - Swanwick Clough and Mountpleasant gained from Lancashire (Stalybridge is created).

    1881 - Ridge Hill and Heyrod gained from Lancashire (Stalybridge expands).

    1889 - Micklehurst lost to Mossley, Lancashire.

    1894 - Newtown and Furness Vale lost to Derbyshire .

    1895 - Tittenley lost to Shropshire.

    1901 - Reddish gained from Lancashire (Stockport expands again).

    1913 - Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, and Heaton Chapel gained from Lancashire .

    1931 - Northenden, Baguley and Northern Etchells lost to Manchester, Lancashire. (Manchester expands southwards, builds housing at Wythenshawe, and an airport at Ringway, now Manchester International Airport).

    1933 - Latchford area lost to Lancashire. The county boundary moved from the river Mersey to the Manchester Ship Canal transferring a long strip of land south of Warrington into Lancashire.

    1936 - Taxal lost to Derbyshire . Goyt Valley lost to Derbyshire (boundary moved uphill from river to ridge, Taxal Edge, Shining Tor, etc.)
    Ludworth and Mellor gained from Derbyshire .

    1965 - Wrinehill lost to Staffordshire.

    1974 - Most of the Wirral peninsular lost to Merseyside. (Including Heswall, Hoylake, Wallasey, Birkenhead, Bebington.) Warrington and Widnes area gained from Lancashire.
    Altrincham and Sale area lost to Trafford, Greater Manchester.
    Stockport area lost to Greater Manchester. (Including Cheadle, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Bredbury, Romiley and Marple.)
    Hyde, Dukinfield, and Stalybridge area lost to Tameside, Greater Manchester. (Including Mottram-in-Longdendale and Hollingworth.)
    The remainder of Longdendale lost to Derbyshire. (Including Tintwistle and Woodhead.)

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