Romiley is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater
Manchester, England. Historically part of Cheshire, it borders Marple,
Bredbury and Woodley. In Roman times there is thought to have been a
settlement along Sandy Lane. In the 2001 census
Romiley ward, which
Bredbury Green and a large part of Bredbury, had a
population of 13,703. In the 2011 Census the population of the ward
had increased to 14,139.
4 Conservation areas
5 See also
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For centuries it was an agricultural area, until the late Victorian
era, when it became a residential area, with a small district centre.
There are four main schools:
Romiley Primary School,
Primary, St Christopher's Catholic Primary School and Greave Primary
School, which is on the border with Woodley. Secondary education is
Werneth School and Harrytown Catholic High School.
Romiley also has its own theatre, the
Romiley in 1905
The surrounds are quite rural, although it is a suburb. There are
fields to the north, and Compstall, between
Romiley and Marple, is
home to the Etherow Country Park, the largest country park in
It is served by
Romiley railway station
Romiley railway station on the
Hope Valley Line
Hope Valley Line from
Sheffield to Manchester.
Romiley contains four conservation areas, a designation made by the
local council to protect locations which have special architectural or
historical character. It helps reduce traffic, preserve wildlife and
important landscapes, and restricts making changes which affect the
look of the area such as changing front doors, roofing, facades or
windows. They are:
Barlow Fold (1997, reviewed in 2006) is around 0.5 miles
(0.80 km) to the north east of
Romiley town centre and 4 miles
(6.4 km) north east of Stockport. The conservation area covers
0.39 hectares and contains 12 households.
Chadkirk (2006) is a quiet rural retreat lying approximately 0.5 miles
(0.80 km) south of the centre of Romiley. It comprises farmlands,
a 17th-century farmhouse, outbuildings and Victorian walled garden,
and a 16th-century chapel, forming an oasis of peace and tranquility,
surrounded on three sides by ancient woodlands and the River Goyt
which flows alongside.
Church Lane (1996, extended in 2006). Church Lane Conservation Area is
essentially a late 19th-century railway suburb, overlaying the lanes
and fields of a former agricultural area. It developed as a railway
suburb, following the opening of
Romiley railway station
Romiley railway station in 1862.
However, it has the form and character of a village or earlier
community as the area is focused around the landmark church of St Chad
Greave Fold (1996, reviewed 2006) is 0.5 miles (0.80 km) north of
Romiley town centre and approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north east
of Stockport. The conservation area covers 2.31 hectares and contains
A further conservation area adjoins
Romiley at Hatherlow in Bredbury.
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Listed buildings in
Bredbury and Romiley
^ "Census 2011".
Romiley Primary School
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