Mottram in Longdendale (ancient parish)


Mottram in Longdendale (ancient parish)

Coordinates: 53°27′32″N 2°00′43″W / 53.459°N 2.012°W / 53.459; -2.012

St Michael and All Angels Church at the centre of the parish

Mottram in Longdendale was one of the eight ancient parishes of the Macclesfield Hundred of Cheshire, England.[1] Centred on St Michael and All Angels Church it included the townships of Godley, Hattersley, Hollingworth, Matley, Newton, Stayley, Tintwistle and Mottram itself.[2] Under the Poor Law Amendment Act 1886 the townships became civil parishes in their own right.

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Inclusion in municipal boroughs

In 1857 an area of the Stayley township was incorporated as part of the newly created municipal borough of Stalybridge[3] and in 1881 the civil parishes of Godley and Newton were incorporated as part of the new Hyde Municipal Borough.[4] In 1885 the municipal borough of Mossley was created and included parts of Tintwistle and Stayley civil parishes.

Boundary Changes

Stayley Hall the medieval seat of the lords of the Stayley township

Local Government Act 1894

Under the Local Government Act 1894 several changes came into effect on 31 December of that year. Most of Tintwistle civil parish became part of the new Tintwistle Rural District,[5] with the civil parishes of Hattersley, Matley forming an exclave of the district;[6] On the same day, the new civil parish of Mossley was created and those parts of Tintwistle and Stayley that had been included in the boundaries of the Mossley municipal borough were transferred to the new parish.[7] The rest of the area of Stayley civil parish was transferred to the new civil parish of Stalybridge.[8] Hollingworth civil parish was incorporated as the new, single parish Hollingworth Urban District[9] and the civil parish of Mottram itself became incorporated as the single parish Mottram Urban District.[10]

On 1 October 1923 Godley and Newton civil parishes were abolished and their areas became part of Hyde civil parish.[11]

Local Government Act 1929

Under a review conducted under the Local Government Act 1929 the boundaries of Cheshire were adjusted on 1 April 1936.Hollingworth and Mottram in Longendale civil parishes and urban districts were abolished and they were both included in the new Longendale civil parish and Urban District.[12] Hattersley and Matley civil parishes were abolished and their area, which had been an exclave of Tintwistle Rural District, were divided between Stalybridge CP, Hyde CP and the new Longendale CP.[13] Hyde CP gained 722 acres (2.92 km2) of Hattersley.[14] and 307 acres (1.24 km2) of Matley.[15] Longendale CP gained a total of 375 acres (1.52 km2) from Hattersley and Matley.[16] Stalybridge CP gained 58 acres (230,000 m2) of Matley [17]

References

  1. ^ A Vision of Britain : Mottram in Longdendale Ancient Parish/Civil Parish
  2. ^ A Vision of Britain : Mottram in Longdendale Ancient Parish/Civil Parish
  3. ^ A Vision of Britain : Stalybridge municipal borough
  4. ^ A Vision of Britain : Hyde Municipal Borough
  5. ^ A Vision of Britain : Tintwistle Rural District
  6. ^ A Vision of Britain : Tintwistle Rural District boundary map
  7. ^ A vision of Britain : Mossley civil parish
  8. ^ A Vision of Britain : Stayley Township/Civil Parish
  9. ^ A Vision of Britain : Hollingworth Urban District
  10. ^ A Vision of Britain : Mottram CP/AP
  11. ^ A Vision of Britain : Godley Township/Civil Parish
  12. ^ A Vision of Britain : Longendale Urban District
  13. ^ A Vision of Britain : Tintwistle Rural District
  14. ^ A Vision of Britain : Hyde Civil Parish
  15. ^ A Vision of Britain : Hyde Civil Parish
  16. ^ A Vision of Britain : Longendale Urban District
  17. ^ A Vision of Britain : Matley Township/Civil Parish

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