Stockport, South Australia
|Population||234 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys|
Stockport is a small town 73 kilometres (45 mi) north of Adelaide and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Tarlee in South Australia. It was laid out on section 1283, Hundred of Light in 1845 by Samuel Stocks junior, naming it for his birthplace, Stockport in Cheshire (now Greater Manchester), England.
On the southern boundary of the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council area, it was once the heart of a small farming community. Stockport was a stop on the Peterborough railway line which opened past Stockport in 1869, connecting it to Adelaide. The line closed in the 2000s.
The Charles Todd Observatory, topped by a 7.5 metre dome, was built at Stockport c. 1970. It is operated by the Astronomical Society of South Australia. It was closed in 2010 after being damaged in a severe storm, but reopened in 2016.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Stockport (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
- "Place Names of South Australia - Stockport". Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
- "ROSEWORTHY AND FORRESTERS RAILWAY.". South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1868 - 1881). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 10 July 1869. p. 12. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
- "Charles Todd Observatory reopens five years after deemed unsafe from storm damage". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
- "FAQ - Glenhaven Park". Retrieved 7 March 2016.
Where is Glenhaven Park? Ayliffes Bridge Rd Stockport SA 5410 which is 74 km north of Adelaide CBD and approximately 20 minutes' drive from Gawler.
- "Property Location Browser: Search for 'Glen Haven Park, HMSD' (ID SA0026291)". Retrieved 7 March 2016.
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