SK8 (Cheadle Hulme) area guide
The SK8 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Bramhall South, Cheadle, Cheadle and Gatley, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle Hulme North, Cheadle Hulme South, Cheshire, Davenport and Cale Green, Demmings Industrial Estate, Gatley, Handforth, Heald Green, Stanley Green Trading Estate, Woodhouse Park.
In 1801 the population was 971, but had risen to 2,319 by 1851. The area became a parish in 1868, but was merged with Cheadle Bulkeley in 1879 and became part of Cheadle and Gately district in 1894. In 1974, the district was abolished and Cheadle Hulme became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. During the Second World War, Cheadle Hulme was a refuge for evacuees from places such as Manchester and the Channel Islands. Cheadle Hulme did not grow around a church like many English villages, but instead grew around several hamlets that existed in the area.
The population of Cheadle Hulme is approximately 57,865 with a median age of 41. One of the most expensive streets to live on is The Pavilions which has an average property value of £719,600. For those on more of a budget, one of the less expensive streets to live on is Bishops Close , where a terraced property can be purchased for around £82,900. The street with the most residents is Councillor Lane which has 250 residents and an average property value of around £152,000. The most common type of property in this district is semi-detached which make up 47.16 per cent of the total. A large portion of the properties are owner occupied.
Chadkirk Chapel is a restored 14th century chapel which is set in the heart of the Chadkirk County Estate. Learn about the history of the chapel and its association through legend with the 7th century missionary St. Chad. Reddish Vale Country Park is another great local attraction which offers a wide variety of pursuits for all to enjoy. Trails, bridleways, and cycle routes link the Tame Valley to the Etherow/Goyt Valley and the surrounding area. The Vale has recently been designated as a Local Nature Reserve. In the heart of Stockport there is a Greco-Roman art gallery and war memorial called the Stockport Art Gallery. It contains selected displays from Stockport, with permanent collections of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures.
Some of the primary schools in the area are Cheadle Primary School, Meadowbank Primary School and Broad Oak Primary School. There are also a number of secondary schools, i.e. The Kingsway School, The Together Trust and Parrs Wood High School.