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
Area 3.01 km2 (1.16 sq mi)
Population 14,176 
• Density 4,710/km2 (12,200/sq mi)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
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
53°23′55″N 2°11′20″W / 53.3986°N 2.189°W / 53.3986; -2.189Coordinates: 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, 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Stockport town centre and 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Manchester.

Cheadle Heath railway station, on the site now occupied by Morrisons supermarket, closed in 1967.

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.[1]

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.

The former Gorsey Bank council estate in Cheadle Heath, notorious for vandalism and antisocial behaviour, is being transformed into a new development following a £10 million investment from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "At the vanguard of naval defence". Manchester Evening News. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Stockport town centre cinema and leisure scheme granted planning permission". Manchester Evening News. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016.