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Poynton is a town within the civil Parish of Poynton–with–Worth, and the unitary authority area of Cheshire East. For ceremonial purposes it is part of the County of Cheshire.
The name of Poynton is of Old English derivation, indicating ancient settlement by the Anglo Saxons. From the late Middle Ages until the collieries were closed in 1935, coal was mined in Poynton.
The first mention of the Manor of Poynton is in 1289.
Urbanisation and socio-economic development necessitated better transport links; these came with an extension of the Macclesfield Canal in 1826; the Manchester and Birmingham railway in 1845 and the Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway in 1869. Today Poynton lies to the South of the A6 and is linked to Macclesfiled by the A523. Poynton railway station provides excellent links to Manchester and Stoke on Trent via the West Coast Main Line.
From the 1870’s private housebuilding gathered pace and gradually Poynton became a commuter town for those working in the Manchester conurbation. Since the second World War, several housing estates have been built and the population has more than trebled since 1945.
The Poynton Show is held every August Bank Holiday weekend. It offers a full range of activities in the main arena, a fairground, exhibitions and competitive events.
Poynton Park, known locally as Poynton pool is an artificial lake, constructed in the 1760s by Sir George Warren who dammed a tributary of the Poynton brook, as part of a landscaping project.
Poynton is twinned with Erd in Hungary.
More information on Poynton can be found at the Poynton Village Community Website www.poyntonweb.co.uk.
Cheadle Hulme is a busy suburban village within Stockport. Its proximity to Manchester and Stockport means that Cheadle Hulme has expanded rapidly.
The village has a cosmopolitan vibe with an excellent range of excellent bars and restaurants.
The area offers very good schools, both public and state. Cheadle Hulme School is a very accomplished public school, Cheadle Catholic Infant School has been rated as outstanding by Ofsted in most areas as has Cheadle Hulme High School.
Travel is made even easier with a central train station that boasts a variety of useful connections and many trains into Stockport and Manchester.
Shopping, both everyday and more specialised, is well catered for with Waitrose supermarket along with small chains and independent shops populating the high street. This smallness helps the village to feel like its bridging town life and country living as it is effectively sandwiched between the natural and the urban worlds, with Manchester being 20 minutes in one direction and the Peak District being the same distance in the other direction.