Alderley Edge

Alderley Edge is a civil parish about 19 km south of Manchester in Cheshire. The municipality has 4409 inhabitants ( 2001).


1995 564 Roman coins were found from the period 317-338 here. In the 13th century the name of locality is Chorlegh (later Chorley ) mentioned north of Nether Alderley first time. In the Bronze Age, as well as from the late 17th century to the early 20th century copper is mined in the region.

1880 was dubbed the Manchester and Birmingham Railway to avoid the, north of Manchester Chorley to Alderley Edge Railway Station. " Edge" refers to a Triassic sandstone formation.


Alan Garner describes in his children's book The Moon of Gomrath the mine and in The Weird Stone of Brisingamen a magical stone.

In addition to the early 18th century Merlin led a farmer of the area in a cave with the sleeping companions of King Arthur


Was born in Alderley Edge

  • John Norman Collie (1859-1942), chemist, mountaineer and explorer

Alderley Edge was and is popular residential location on the outskirts of Manchester, for example, for:

  • David Beckham ( born 1975 ), football player ( living until 2003)
  • Victoria Beckham ( born 1974 ), singer ( resided until 2003)
  • Alan Garner ( b. 1934 ), fantasy author
  • Bernard Sumner ( born 1956 ), rock musician