County Borough of Stockport

County Borough Of Stockport

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County Borough of Stockport

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<!---Start of article--->Stockport was a local government district centred on Stockport in the northwest of England from 1835 to 1974.

The district was created by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835 when the existing Borough of Stockport was reformed as a municipal borough. Until 1835 the town was governed by a charter dating from circa 1220 granted by Ranulph de Blondeville, 4th Earl of Chester.An Illustrated Guide to Stockport Town Hall, Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, undated The municipal borough consisted of parts of Cheshire, namely the township of Stockport and the neighbouring areas of Edgeley and Portwood and part of Heaton Norris in Lancashire.

Under the terms of the Local Government Act 1888 Stockport was constituted a county borough in 1889, independent of the county councils of Cheshire and Lancashire. The county borough continued to be divided between the two counties for judicial and lieutenancy purposes until 1894, when it was placed entirely in Cheshire.F A Youngs, Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.II: Northern England, London 1991

Under the Stockport Borough Extension Act 1901 the borough was enlarged, absorbing the urban district of Reddish in Lancashire as well a number of parts of Cheshire parishes. The Stockport (Extension) Order 1913 saw a further enlargement with the absorption of Heaton Norris Urban District from...
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