Disley in Cheshire

including Lyme Handley

Some Disley entries

    1780 - 1831

Disley with New Mills

DISLEY, or Distley, anciently spelt Dystelegh-Stanlegh, is a village and chapelry, in the hundred of Macclesfield and parish of Stockport, about six miles S.E. of the latter town. In the time of Edward I Disley was held by Jordan de Dystelegh, and a hamlet on the north side by Grym de Stanlegh; hence the compound modern appellation of Disley-Stanley. The situation of the village is very pleasant, on the immediate borders of Derbyshire, upon the high road to Sheffield: a respectable, convenient inn and posting-house, the Ram`s Head, is in the village. St. Mary`s chapel here was rebuilt in 1558; it consists of a nave and chancel, with a stone tower, containing a ring of six bells; the chancel and vestry are of brick: in the chancel window are some beautiful specimens of heraldic stained glass: the curate is the Rev. William Greswell. Several cotton spinning and printing works are in the neighbourhood. Lyme Hall, the seat of Thomas Leigh Esq. is in this chapelry. In 1821, Disley contained 1,533 inhabitants, and by the last returns, made in the year 1831, the number had increased to 2,037. from Pigot`s Directory of 1835