Stockport History and Guide
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Stockport History and Guide

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Originally a border market town above the Mersey, with a small medieval castle, Stockport grew into the leading cotton manufacturer of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This new history looks at the evolution of the town to the present day, from Roman activity and the Civil War, through the industrial period, to the arrival of modern Stockport with the coming of the railway. This is an essential guide for anyone with an interest in gaining an insight into the proud heritage of this fascinating town.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 172 x 248 x 10mm | 380g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752435256
  • 9780752435251
  • 2,121,702

About Steve Cliffe

Steve Cliffe is a member of the conservation charity Stockport Heritage Trust. He is a former local councillor and publisher of the popular Stockport Heritage magazine.show more

Table of contents

1. Early History; 2. Medieval Manor; 3. Staircase House and Market Place; 4. Civil War: Colonel Duckenfield and the Battle of Stockport; 5. Jacobites; 6. Early Industry; 7. Industrial Unrest; 8. Places to Visit; 9. Stockport Heritage Trust. Walking Tour 1: Old Town Centre; Walking Tour 2. River Valley Trail.show more