High Lane

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High Lane
High Lane Arm bridge - geograph.org.uk - 61237.jpg
The bridge over the entrance to
the High Lane Arm of the Macclesfield Canal
Grid reference: SJ955852
Location: 53°21’50"N, 2°4’5"W
Population: 5,852
Post town: Stockport
Postcode: SK6
Dialling code: 01663, 0161
Local Government
Council: Stockport
Hazel Grove

High Lane is a village in Cheshire, five miles from Stockport, on the Macclesfield Canal. It has a population of 5852.


High Lane is bordered by the villages of Marple to the north; Hazel Grove to the west; Disley to the east; and Poynton to the south. It lies on the A6 London to Carlisle road. 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 Manchester and surrounding towns.


There is a war memorial in the centre of the village. At the edge of the village is Wybersley Hall. High Lane War Memorial Village Hall sits in High Lane Park overlooking two junior football pitches.


The village sits on the Macclesfield Canal, the Middlewood Way and the A6. The nearest railway station to High Lane is at 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.

Religious sites

  • St Thomas' Church - Anglican. Built 1851; consecrated 1859; enlarged 1866. In modern Norman style.
  • Windlehurst Methodist Church - Methodist

Public services

There are three parks in High Lane, Brookside Park, Windlehurst Park and High Lane Park, which is the largest and in 2000 had a small skatepark installed. In the summer of 2010 renovations were completed and an extension to the children's play area was constructed. "Windlehurst Park" is known to many locals as "the little park". There has now been another park built on Windlehurst called Winstanley Park which has been named after "Sir Nicholas Winstanley" a local author.

Notable residents

  • Christopher Isherwood - author
  • John Bradshaw - associate of Cromwell and President.
  • Sir Nicholas Winstanley - author and priest
  • Christopher Samba - Blackburn Rover football club captain
  • Daniel Pepper - Paralympian swimmer
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