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Stockport sits on elevated ground seven miles south east of the city centre of Manchester. No part of Stockport is recorded in the Domesday Book but there are records which show a castle was built in the area in the late 12th century and the first borough charter was granted around the year 1220. The town developed in size during the Industrial Revolution when its site at the confluence of the rivers, Tame, Goyt and Mersey provided the water sources needed for the development of a number of mills engaged in the manufacture of silk and hat making. Today a walk around the narrow streets and passages of Hillgate provide evidence of Stockport’s rich history with the 15th century Staircase House and the quaint cobbled streets surrounding the market sitting in the shadow of the historic Church of St Mary. Venture out of the centre, however, and you will find Stockport is rich in myth and legend. From the witch of Reddish Vale and ghosts of Bramall Hall to the beautifully restored, Art Deco Plaza Theatre, there is always something to catch the imagination of those visitors who wish to uncover the hidden secrets of this fascinating town.
Number of Pages: 96
Series Title: Secret
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Ian Littlechilds & Phil Page
Street Date: May 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-6159
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