- High Lane
Infobox UK place
official_name= High Lane
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]
constituency_westminster= Hazel Grove
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 Groveto the west; Disleyto the east; Poyntonto 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 Manchesterand 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
The village sits on the
Macclesfield Canal, the Middlewood Wayand the A6, a major trunk road in Englandconnecting Lutonin the south with Carlislein 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 Schooland Brookside Primary School.
* St Thomas' Church -
Church of England. Built 1851; consecrated 1859; enlarged 1866. In modern Norman style.
* Windlehurst Methodist Church -
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!
There are three parks in High Lane, "Brookside Park", "Windlehurst Park" and "High Lane Park", which is the largest and in
2000had a small skateparkinstalled. "Windlehurst Park" is known to many locals as "the little park".
Christopher Isherwood- author
* John Bradshaw - associate of Cromwell and England's only ever President
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