Portwood, Cheshire Family History Guide

Portwood is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1844 from Stockport St Mary Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Brinnington.

Alternative names: Stockport St Matthew

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1851
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stockport St Mary
  • Heaton Norris, Lancashire
  • Denton, Lancashire
  • Bredbury

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PORTWOOD, a chapelry in Stockport parish, Cheshire; on the river Mersey at the boundary with Lancashire, and within Stockport borough. It was constituted in 1844; and its post town is Stockport. Pop. in 1861, 5,346. Houses, 1,189. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £300. Patron, alternatelythe Crown and the Bishop. The church is a recent stoneedifice, and has a handsome lofty spire.

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: Stockport Borough
  • Province: York