Built in the seventeenth century, the hall was originally inhabited by the Hirst family. By the nineteenth century, the site was a farm, and in the early twentieth century the building was sold off along with other local farmland in the course of housing developments on the site.
On Christmas Eve morning 1944, a German V1 bomb landed in a resident’s garden in Garners Lane, Adswood. There was one fatality and some injuries. The impact destroyed and damaged a number of houses.
Adswood was home to a number of brickworks sites belonging to the company J.&A. Jacksons, inc. 1922. The company was an important supplier for the local Manchester area, mainly in its provision of common bricks used for internal wall eaves.
Council housing in Adswood began in the 1920s with the building of Culver Road at the back of the estate towards neighbouring Cale Green. The rest of the housing was built in the 1930s and 1940s. In 2016 building started again in the north east corner.
A significant portion of Stockport borough’s council housing is still based in Adswood and the Bridgehall estate. The borough council’s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment in 2020 specified a number of locations in the Adswood area where planning permission has been sought for the development of additional housing.
The area is home to Adswood Park, Siddington Avenue Park and Prior Park. Adswood Park opened to the public in June 1913 as Adswood Recreation Ground. It currently has a play area, football pitch, open space and car parking area.
Chelwood Foodbank Plus has operated a local foodbank for the area since 2013.
The local primary schools are Adswood Primary School, Bridgehall Primary School and St Ambrose RC Primary School.
Adswood Primary school opened permanently in 1936 as Adswood Council School - shifting from a temporary home in a wood hut on nearby Neston Grove.
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