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Hazel Grove, Stockport

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Hazel Grove, Stockport

Hazel Grove is a suburb within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, in Greater Manchester, England. It is located close to the Peak District national park. Historically a part of Cheshire, until 1836 the area was known as Bullock Smithy; however, this name was unpopular with its residents and so the settlement was renamed Hazel Grove, possibly due to the large number of hazel trees found in the locale, though more probably from a small hamlet towards High Lane called Hessel Grave.
Administrative CountyStockport
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ9286
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGreater Manchester
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0161, 01625

Other names by which Hazel Grove, Stockport has been known in the past

Bullock Smithy ~ Hazlegrove

Hazel Grove, Stockport in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bullock Smithy, vil., in par. and 2½ miles SE. of Stockport, E. Cheshire.

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