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St Ambrose's Roman Catholic Church
Adswood is located in Greater Manchester
Location within Greater Manchester
OS grid referenceSJ883882
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSK3
Dialling code0161
PoliceGreater Manchester
FireGreater Manchester
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UK Parliament
List of places
Greater Manchester
53°23′28″N 2°10′30″W / 53.391°N 2.175°W / 53.391; -2.175Coordinates: 53°23′28″N 2°10′30″W / 53.391°N 2.175°W / 53.391; -2.175

Adswood is a suburb of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England.[1][2]


Adswood Hall[edit]

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.[3]

WW2 bombing[edit]

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.[4][5]


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.[6]


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.[citation needed]

A significant portion of Stockport borough’s council housing is still based in Adswood and the Bridgehall estate.[7] 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.[8]


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.[9]

Community centres[edit]

Local community facilities include the local Pantry which is run by the council’s housing management company,[10] and Adswood and Bridgehall Library.[11]

Chelwood Foodbank Plus has operated a local foodbank for the area since 2013.[12]


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.[13]

Parliamentary representation[edit]

Adswood is in the Davenport and Cale Green electoral ward. It is currently represented by the Labour councillors Cllr Dickie Davies, Cllr Wendy Wild and Cllr Elise Wilson.[14]


The local churches are Chelford Baptist,[15] St Ambrose Catholic,[16] 360Life,[17] Saint Gabriel[18] and Saint John's Methodist.[19]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 109 Manchester (Bolton & Warrington) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231555.
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ allanprussell (4 June 2020). "The History of Stockport in 100 Halls Part 71: Adswood Hall". The History of Stockport in 100 Halls. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  4. ^ "BBC - WW2 People's War - A "Doodle Bug" falls on Adswood, Stockport by "Marjorie"". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Then & Now. V1 Flying Bomb site, Stockport". Archived from the original on 19 October 2014.
  6. ^ "J.&A. Jackson Ltd Longsight". Archived from the original on 14 July 2002.
  7. ^ "30 Year Asset Management Strategy" (PDF). Stockport Homes. 10 November 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) - Using the map". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Adswood Park". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Pantry At Number 5 Pantry". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Adswood and Bridgehall Library". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  12. ^ "Chelwood Foodbank Plus – Your Community. Your Foodbank". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  13. ^ Scapens, Alex (5 September 2007). "Ex-pupils flock for 70th anniversary of Adswood Primary". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Find Councillor". 10 November 2021. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  15. ^ "Chelwood Baptist Church". Chelwood Baptist Church. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  16. ^ "St Ambrose Catholic Church - Stockport 2 - Parish". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  17. ^ "360Life Church Home". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  18. ^ "St George and St Gabriel, Stockport – Shining as a Beacon for Christ". Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  19. ^ "St John's". United Stockport Circuit. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  20. ^ Wilkinson, Damon (27 September 2021). "Angela Rayner: Growing up on a council estate and caring for her bi-polar mum". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  21. ^ "Farewell to the Bogota Bandit ...of Adswood". Manchester Evening News. 9 April 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  22. ^ Scapens, Alex (5 September 2007). "From Adswood to the record books for Paul". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 10 November 2021.

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