High Lane

High Lane

Infobox UK place
official_name= High Lane
country= England
region= North West England
area_footnotes= [Census, 2001]
area_total_km2 = 675
population= 5852 [Census, 2001]
population_density= Pop density km2 to mi2|(8.66) |precision=1|abbr=yes|wiki=yes [Census, 2001]
os_grid_reference= SJ955852
latitude= 53.3642
longitude= -2.0681
post_town= STOCKPORT
postcode_area= SK
postcode_district= SK6
dial_code= 01663
dial_code1= 0161
constituency_westminster= Hazel Grove
metropolitan_borough= Stockport
metropolitan_county= Greater Manchester

High Lane is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. It lies 5 miles from Stockport, on the Macclesfield Canal. It has a population of 5852 [Census, 2001] .


High Lane lies in the Marple South ward of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. It lies in the Hazel Grove parliamentary constituency and the current Member of Parliament (from 1997) is Andrew Stunell, a member of the Liberal Democrats.


High Lane lies 10 miles to the south-east of Stockport. It is bordered by the villages of Marple to the north; Hazel Grove to the west; Disley to the east; Poynton to the south. It lies on the A6 road (which goes from London to Carlisle). Most of the village is spread along this road.

High Lane lies in the foothills of the Pennines, and on clear days it affords some excellent views of the city of Manchester and surrounding towns.


The population is 5852 [Census, 2001] . 95% of the population are White British [Census, 2001] . 82% of the population give their religion as Christian, and 9.8% have no religion [Census, 2001] . 64% of the population are economically active; 24% are retired [Census, 2001] .

Social class [Census, 2001] :
* Higher managerial and professional - 11%
* Lower managerial and professional - 21%
* Intermediate occupations - 11%
* Small employers and own account workers - 9.6%
* Lower supervisory and technical - 5.3%
* Semi-routine - 8.0%
* Routine - 4.8%
* Never worked and long-term unemployed - 1.3%


There is a war memorial in the centre of the village. At the edge of the village is Wybersley Hall.


The village sits on the Macclesfield Canal, the Middlewood Way and the A6, a major trunk road in England connecting Luton in the south with Carlisle in the north. The nearest railway station to High Lane is Middlewood.The very long Disley Tunnel, on the Hope Valley Line, passes underneath the village.

Until 1970 there was a railway station in the village, on the Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway.


High Lane has two schools; High Lane Primary School and Brookside Primary School.

Religious sites

* St Thomas' Church - Church of England. Built 1851; consecrated 1859; enlarged 1866. In modern Norman style.
* Windlehurst Methodist Church - Methodist


The village has its own Cricket Club. The club is over 100 years old and plays in the "Derbyshire and Cheshire Cricket League". The club had two senior teams and 6 junior teams, under 9, under 11, under 13, under 15, under 17 and a girls team. The football team is revolved around a fantastic veteran, the vain, liar, who goes by the name of Matt Dunn. He holds the team's hopes on his shoulders, everything is reliant on him!

Public services

There are three parks in High Lane, "Brookside Park", "Windlehurst Park" and "High Lane Park", which is the largest and in 2000 had a small skatepark installed. "Windlehurst Park" is known to many locals as "the little park".

Notable residents

* Christopher Isherwood - author
* John Bradshaw - associate of Cromwell and England's only ever President


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