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Hazel Grove

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cheadle

Historical Forms

  • Hazel Grove 1842 OS
  • domus vocatus Bullock-Smythy 1619 Orm1
  • Bullock Smith(e)y 1592 Earw 1760 Sheaf
  • Hesselgrove 1690 ib
  • Hesselgrave 1775 ib
  • Hazle Grove, formerly Bullock Smithy 1860 White


Hazel Grove (101–920870), Hazel Grove 1842 OS, domus vocatus Bullock -Smythy 1619 Orm1, Bullock Smith (e )y 1592 Earw, 1760 Sheaf, Hesselgrove 1690 ib, Hesselgrave 1775 ib, Hazle Grove , formerly Bullock Smithy 1860 White, v. bulluc , smiððe , hesel , hæsel , grāf , grǣfe . This hamlet, in the several townships of Bramhall, Norbury, Bosden and Torkington, now gives its name to Hazel Grove cum Bramhall c.p. (Hazel Grove and Bramhall U.D.). It was a boundary point of the Forest of Macclesfield 10supra . At this place, and probably also at Leathers Smithy 154supra , drovers had their cattle shod with leather shoes (information of the Rev. Mr Hankinson).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name