Woodley, Greater Manchester

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Woodley
Bredbury and Romiley - Woodley Tunnel.jpg
Woodley Tunnel
Woodley is located in Greater Manchester
Woodley
Woodley
Woodley shown within Greater Manchester
OS grid reference SJ938922
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STOCKPORT
Postcode district SK6
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
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UK
England
Greater Manchester
53°25′37″N 2°05′31″W / 53.427°N 2.092°W / 53.427; -2.092Coordinates: 53°25′37″N 2°05′31″W / 53.427°N 2.092°W / 53.427; -2.092

Woodley is a suburb in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, on the east side of the Peak Forest Canal, next to Bredbury and Romiley and the boundary with Gee Cross, Tameside.

Historically part of Cheshire, the name means "a clearing in the wood", so named because the area contains a lot of woodland.

The Peak Forest Canal through Woodley features a long tunnel.

Woodley railway station is on a loop which stretches from Ashburys to Romiley via Guide Bridge avoiding Bredbury.

Education[edit]

Woodley has two primary schools:

  • Woodley Primary School, previously called Woodley Infant and Junior schools. The school also ran a nursery which was next to (and connected to) Woodley Methodist Church.
  • Greave School, in Greave, on the border with Romiley.

Primary school aged children can also attend a nearby school in neighbouring Bredbury: St. Marks C. of E. Primary School on Redhouse Lane; this was the original infant and junior school for the locality.

After education in these primary schools, most students feed to either Werneth School, Marple Hall School or Harrytown Catholic High School for their secondary education.

Nightlife[edit]

Woodley looking SE with the old J. G. Naylor abrasives mill factory at lower centre and Woodley railway station at left

Woodley is home to four pubs, The White Hart, The Railway, The Navigation and The Woodley Arms. These pubs form the start of the Ring of Death, a pub crawl that takes in Woodley, Bredbury, Romiley and ends in Greave. The Ring of Death used to consist of twenty pubs in total and was a traditional marathon undertaken by locals at Christmas. Woodley is also home to the recently transformed snooker palace, which following the removal of its snooker tables has become the Palace Bar, now closed and up for sale.

Sports[edit]

Woodley is the home of Stockport Town. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Division One South, the tenth tier of English football, and play at Stockport Sports Village.[1]

Mills of Woodley[edit]

Still existent

  • Woodley Mill
  • Thorn Works (formerly Middle Mill)
  • Wellington Works (formerly Botany Mill)

Demolished

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ian Templeman. "www.nwcfl.com - News - Stockport Town Admitted To The NWCFL". nwcfl.com. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 

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