Styal is a village in
Cheshire, England, on the River Bollinand near to the town of Wilmslow. It is a popular commutervillage for nearby Manchester. The village is dominated by Quarry Bank Milland much of its housing is comprised of the mill's estate. The mill and the surrounding country parkare owned by The National Trust.
There is a railway station on the branch line linking Wilmslow, Manchester Piccadily and
Manchester Airport. The line opened on 1st May 1909. The station now only has a skeleton service (3 trains per day) but a campaign is underway to lobby for more services to serve local residents and visiors to Styal (http://styal-station.org.uk) .The primary school is located within the Styal National Trust estate.
Styal is also the location of a women's prison (HMP Styal) which accommodates 459 inmates. The prison is in the location, and includes some former buildings of, the Styal Cottage Homes; which were open from 1898 to around 1956. The Homes housed destitute children from the Manchester area. The prison opened in 1962.
The population in the
2001 censuswas 5014 but this includes the nearby, smaller, village of Morley and part of the fringe of Wilmslow. The village was built for the workers of quarry bank mill by Samual Greg. Terry Waitethe humanitarian, author and hostage negotiator came from Styal.
* [http://www.quarrybankmill.org.uk Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate]
* [http://www.styal-station.org.uk Styal Station Promotion Website]
* [http://www.wilmslow.org.uk/wilmslow/styal-cottage-homes/styalcottagehomes.html Styal Cottage Homes]
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