High Lane

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Coordinates: 53°21′51″N 2°04′05″W / 53.3642°N 2.0681°W / 53.3642; -2.0681

High Lane
High Lane is located in Greater Manchester
High Lane
High Lane
 High Lane shown within Greater Manchester
Area  675 km2 (261 sq mi) [1]
Population 5,852 [1]
    - Density  8.66 /km2 (22.4 /sq mi)[1]
OS grid reference SJ955852
Metropolitan borough Stockport
Metropolitan county Greater Manchester
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STOCKPORT
Postcode district SK6
Dialling code 01663
0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Hazel Grove
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High Lane is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. Historically within Cheshire, it is five miles (8 km) from Stockport, on the Macclesfield Canal. It has a population of 5852.[1]

Governance[edit]

High Lane lies in the Marple South ward of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. It lies in the Hazel Grove parliamentary constituency and the current Member of Parliament (from 1997) is Andrew Stunell, a member of the Liberal Democrats.

Geography[edit]

High Lane lies five miles (8 km) to the southeast of Stockport. It is bordered by the villages of Marple to the north; Hazel Grove to the west; Disley to the east; Poynton to the south. It lies on the A6 road (which goes from London to Carlisle). Most of the village is spread along this road.

High Lane lies in the foothills of the Pennines, and on clear days it affords some excellent views of the city of Manchester and surrounding towns.

Demography[edit]

The population is 5,852.[1] 95% of the population are White British.[1] 82% of the population give their religion as Christian, and 9.8% have no religion.[1] 64% of the population are economically active; 24% are retired.[1]

Social class:[1]

  • Higher managerial and professional - 11%
  • Lower managerial and professional - 21%
  • Intermediate occupations - 11%
  • Small employers and own account workers - 9.6%
  • Lower supervisory and technical - 5.3%
  • Semi-routine - 8.0%
  • Routine - 4.8%
  • Never worked and long-term unemployed - 1.3%

Landmarks[edit]

There is a war memorial in the centre of the village. At the edge of the village is Wybersley Hall.

Transport[edit]

The village sits on the Macclesfield Canal, the Middlewood Way and the A6, a major trunk road in England connecting Luton in the south with Carlisle in the north. The nearest railway station to High Lane is Middlewood. The very long Disley Tunnel, on the Hope Valley Line, passes underneath the village.

Until 1970 there was a railway station in the village, on the Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway.

Education[edit]

High Lane has two schools: High Lane Primary School and Brookside Primary School.

Religious sites[edit]

  • St Thomas' Church - Anglican. Built 1851; consecrated 1859; enlarged 1866. In modern Norman style.
  • Windlehurst Methodist Church - Methodist

Public services[edit]

There are three parks in High Lane, Brookside Park, Windlehurst Park and High Lane Park, which is the largest and in 2000 had a small skatepark installed. In the summer of 2010 renovations were completed and an extension to the children's play area was constructed. "Windlehurst Park" is known to many locals as "the little park". There has now been another park built on Windlehurst called Winstanley Park which has been named after "Sir Nicholas Winstanley" a local author.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Census, 2001