Visit Stockport and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Stockport, Greater Manchester. This county town was a market centre with its own bridge across the Mersey in the 13th century. In the street called Great Underbank stands a timber-framed hall, believed to have been built in the late 15th century, which was occupied for three centuries by the Arderrie family who claimed kinship with Shakespeare through Mary Arden.
Stockport. however, is largely the product of the industrial Revolution and the railway age. There are mills and great chimneys, and a fine l9th-century railway viaduct, over 100 ft high, dominates the town. The parish church, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, is also 19th-century, having been rebuilt in the Perpendicular and Decorated styles between 1810 and 1817, but some 14th-century fragments remain in the finely restored chancel. There is a modem brass here to the memory of John Wainwright, who composed the hymn “Christians Awake”. The church stands at one end of the market place. believed to be the site of a 12th-century. Norman castle built over a Roman fortification of AD. 79. A Victorian iron-framed covered market occupies a large part of the area.
The town has an interesting piece of early 20th-century civil engineering: the Mersey is covered over here by a road built along its course.
Nearby cities: Manchester
Nearby towns: Altrincham, , Chapel-en-le-frith, Cheadle, Macclesfield, Poynton, Stalybridge, Wilmslow
Nearby suburbs: Adlington, Bramhall, Didsbury, Cheadle Hulme, Heaton Mersey, Wythenshawe
Nearby airports: Manchester Airport
Have you decided to visit Stockport or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Stockport bed and breakfast (a Stockport B&B or Stockport b and b)
- a Stockport guesthouse
- a Stockport hotel (or motel)
- a Stockport self-catering establishment, or
- other Stockport accommodation