Bredbury, Cheshire Family History Guide

Bredbury is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1846 from Stockport St Mary Ancient Parish.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1847
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1879

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

  • Marple
  • Werneth
  • Stockport St Mary
  • Portwood
  • Chadkirk
  • Denton

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BREDBURY, a township-chapelry in Stockport parish, Cheshire; adjacent to the Peak Forest canal, 2 miles ENE of Stockport r. station. Post Town, Stockport. Acres, 2,521. Real property, £15,075; of which £1,398 are in mines. Pop., 3,408. Houses, 676. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Chester. Value, £160. Patron, alt. the Crown and the Bishop. The church is good; and there are an Independent chapel, and charities £16.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Stockport
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Macclesfield
  • Poor Law Union: Stockport
  • Hundred: Macclesfield
  • Province: York