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Stockport,

metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 276,800), W central England, located in the Manchester metropolitan area on the slopes of a narrow valley at the head of the Mersey River. The ravine is crossed by a high railroad viaduct built in the 19th cent. Engineering and cotton textiles are the largest industries; clothing and electronics are also manufactured. There are a 14th-century church and a grammar school founded in the 15th cent. Vernon Park has a museum. Richard CobdenCobden, Richard
, 1804–65, British politician, a leading spokesman for the Manchester school. He made a fortune as a calico printer in Manchester. A firm believer in free trade, after 1838 he devoted himself to the formation and work of the Anti-Corn-Law League.
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 represented Stockport in Parliament from 1841 to 1847.

Stockport

 

a city in Great Britain, in the county of Greater Manchester. Population, 294,400 (1974). Situated at the confluence of the sources of the Mersey, Tame, and Goyt rivers, Stockport produces machine tools, internal-combustion engines, equipment for the textile industry, chemicals, cotton yarn, and hats.

Stockport

1. a town in NW England, in Stockport unitary authority, Greater Manchester: an early textile centre and scene of several labour disturbances in the early 19th century; engineering, electronics. Pop.: 136 082 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in NW England, in Greater Manchester. Pop.: 282 500 (2003 est.). Area: 126 sq. km (49 sq. miles)
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