Coordinates: 53°24′29″N 2°06′58″W / 53.408°N 2.116°W / 53.408; -2.116 Stockport was a rural district in the administrative county of Cheshire from 1894 to 1904. The district was the successor to the Stockport Rural Sanitary District formed in 1875. The rural district was originally composed of eight civil parishes:
Bosden Bramhall Norbury Offerton Torkington Brinnington Handforth Werneth renamed Compstall 1897
In 1900 Hazel Grove and Bramhall urban district was formed from five of the parishes in the rural district (Bosden, Bramhall, Norbury, Offerton, and Torkington). In 1902 Compstall was constituted an urban district, and Brinnington became part of Bredbury and Romiley urban district. The remaining parish in the district, Handforth, became an urban district in 1904. References
"Stockport RD Cheshire through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Great Britain Historical GIS Project 2004. Retrieved 2006-10-03.
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