Cheadle Heath

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Cheadle Heath
Cheadle Heath is located in Greater Manchester
Cheadle Heath
Cheadle Heath
 Cheadle Heath shown within Greater Manchester
Metropolitan borough Stockport
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STOCKPORT
Postcode district SK3
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
List of places
UK
England
Greater Manchester

Coordinates: 53°23′55″N 2°11′20″W / 53.3986°N 2.189°W / 53.3986; -2.189

Cheadle Heath /ˈdəl ˈhθ/ is a suburb of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. It is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Stockport's town centre and 8 miles (13 km) southeast of the city of Manchester.

Cheadle Heath was also the site of Cheadle Heath Railway Station until 1967; the site is now largely occupied by a Morrisons supermarket.

Industry[edit]

Cheadle Heath is home to a number of engineering companies including Thales Underwater Systems, a company formed from the sonar activities of Ferranti.

Henry Simon built a large factory and office complex on Bird Hall Lane in 1926. The distinctive tower at the front of the research and development block was used to test experimental flour milling machinery. Most of the site is now demolished. Nearby was the Oil Well Engineering Company, a manufacturer of oil exploration drilling equipment that closed down in 1998.