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Styal is located in Cheshire
Styal shown within Cheshire
Population 1,051 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ835835
Civil parish
  • Styal
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WILMSLOW
Postcode district SK9
Dialling code 01625
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
CheshireCoordinates: 53°20′55″N 2°14′55″W / 53.3485°N 2.2485°W / 53.3485; -2.2485

Styal is a village on the River Bollin near Wilmslow, Cheshire, England.

Styal is a commuter village, with access to Manchester. The village is dominated by Quarry Bank Mill and much of its housing is the mill's estate. The mill and the surrounding country park are owned by The National Trust. It was once an area known as Pownall Fee. Samuel Greg had the village built for the workers of Quarry Bank Mill.

Styal railway station is on the line linking Crewe, Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly. The line opened on 1 May 1909. The station now has a reduced Monday – Saturday service (eight trains in each direction); a campaign was launched in 2008 to lobby for more services.[1] Sunday services every two hours were launched in May 2009 to coincide with the line's centenary.

The state primary school is on the Styal National Trust estate.

HMP Styal is a women's prison which opened in 1962 and occupies some former buildings of the Styal Cottage Homes. These Homes were open from 1898 to around 1956 and housed destitute children from the Manchester area.

The population in the 2001 Census was 5,014, including the nearby smaller village of Morley and part of the fringe of Wilmslow. The population for the civil parish according to the 2011 Census was 1,051.[2]

Terry Waite the humanitarian, author and hostage negotiator is from Styal.



According to 2001 Census data, the Morley and Styal Ward has a population of 5014, of which 2722 (54.3%) are females and 2292 (45.7%) are males. 949 people (18.93%) are aged 16 and under, and 969 people (19.33%) are aged 65 and over.[3][4]

Morley & Styal Compared
2001 UK Census Morley & Styal Cheshire England
Total population 5,014 673,781 49,138,831
White 96.2% 98.4% 90.9%
Asian 1.3% 0.5% 4.6%
Black 0.5% 0.2% 2.3%


Ethnic white groups (British, Irish, other) account for 96.19% (4823 people) of the population, with 3.81% (190 people) being in ethnic groups other than white.

Of the 3.81% (190 people) in non-white ethnic groups:

  • 53 (27.89%) belonged to mixed ethnic groups
  • 67 (35.26%) were Asian or Asian British
  • 25 (13.16%) were Black or Black British
  • 45 (23.64%) were Chinese or Other Ethnic Groups [5]


A breakdown of religious groups and denominations:

  • Christian – 76.31% (3826 people)
  • Buddhist – 0.24% (12 people)
  • Hindu – 0.50% (25 people)
  • Jewish – 0.76% (38 people)
  • Muslim – 1.18% (59 people)
  • Sikh – 0.18% (9 people)
  • Sivesh - 0.0002% (1 person)
  • Other religions – 0.26% (13 people)
  • No religion – 13.82% (693 people)
  • Religion not stated – 6.76% (339 people)[6][7]

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