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Portwood, Cheshire

Historical Description

Portwood, an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1844 from the mother parish of St Mary, Stockport, Cheshire, which now contains the whole of the township of Brinnington of 750 acres-134 within the county borough of Stockport (its post town), and 616 without the borough-the former with a population of 6576, and the latter of 485; total, 7061. The latter has a parish council of eight members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £310 with residence. The church, dedicated to St Paul, was erected in 1850, and has a handsome lofty spire, 160 feet high. It contains chancel, organ-chamber, choir and clergy vestries, nave, aisles, W gallery, and S porch.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Poor Law unionStockport 

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Portwood from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionNorth West
Postal districtSK1
Post TownStockport