Cobden was candidate for Stockport, but was defeated, though not by a large majority.
During his absence there was a general election, and he was returned (1847) for Stockport and for the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Cheshire printers, which are made at Hyde, Stockport, Glossop and elsewhere, are commonly 34 in.
STOCKPORT, a municipal, county and parliamentary borough of England, mainly in Cheshire, but partly in Lancashire, 6 m.
Stockport is served by the London & North Western, Midland, Great Central, Cheshire lines, and Sheffield & Midland railways, and has tramway connexion with Manchester.
The Stockport Sunday school, founded in 1784, is one of the largest in England.
Stockport was enfranchised in 1832, and returns two members.
During the Roman occupation of Britain there was a small military station on the site of Stockport, acting as an outpost to the Roman camp at Manchester.
Stockport (Stokeporte, Stopport, Stopford) was made a free borough by a charter of Robert de Stokeport about the year 1220.
Thus Stockport was not a true municipal borough until formally incorporated under the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835.
The manufacture of hemp began in Stockport in the 16th century, and that of silk-covered buttons in the 17th.
See Henry Heginbotham, Stockport Ancient and Modern (1882); J.
At the general election in 1841 Cobden was returned for Stockport, and in 1843 Bright was the Free Trade candidate at a by-election at Durham.
The plain sweeps round south of the Lancashire coal-field, forms the valley of the Mersey from Stockport to the sea, and farther south in Cheshire the salt-bearing beds of the Keuper marls give rise to a characteristic industry.
Thus, an average below 4.4 is quoted for Rochdale, Halifax, Huddersfield, Yarmouth, Bradford and Stockport, while the average for London was 7.93, and for Gateshead, Newcastle-uponTyne and South Shields, in the northern industrial district of the Tyne, and for Devonport, the average exceeded 8.
Cheshire Lines, worked by a committee representative of the Great Central,Great Northernand Midland Companies, andaffording important connexions between the lines of these systems and south Lancashire and Cheshire (Godley, Stockport, Warrington, Liverpool; Manchester and Liverpool; Manchester and Liverpool to Southport; Godley and Manchester to Northwich and Chester, &c.).