COMPSTALL, a village, in the parish and union of Stockport, hundred of Macclesfield, N. division of the county of Chester, 5 miles (E.) from Stockport. It lies on the west bank of the Etherow, which here separates the county from Derbyshire, and over which is a bridge from the village. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in spinning, power-loom weaving, bleaching, and printing, and the remainder principally at extensive coal-works in the neighbourhood. Forty years since, Compstall consisted of only a few straggling cottages, but since the establishment of the cotton-manufacture, it has been gradually rising to its present thriving condition. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.